ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 13 :
13 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms are classified by physical characteristics, organized into levels of taxonomy, and identified by binomial nomenclature (e.g., taxonomic classification, dichotomous keys).

a. Engage in argument to justify the grouping of viruses in a category separate from living things.

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Kingdoms of Life StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/plants/kingdoms-of-life.htm
Description:

Scientists group organisms, or living things, with similar traits together. Kingdoms are the largest group, and there are five of them: plant, animal, fungus, protist, and bacteria. Grouping organisms into kingdoms helps scientists understand similarities among living things.

The classroom resource provides a video that will describe the classification of living things. In addition, there is a sing-along video that students can perform karaoke-style that will help them remember the classification hierarchy. Lyrics for the karaoke song are available to be printed. After utilizing these two resources, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 13 :
13 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms are classified by physical characteristics, organized into levels of taxonomy, and identified by binomial nomenclature (e.g., taxonomic classification, dichotomous keys).

a. Engage in argument to justify the grouping of viruses in a category separate from living things.

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Microbes Across the Tree of Life
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/microbes-across-tree-life/
Description:

In this lesson, students explore how scientists classify living organisms, then gather information about five of the main categories of microbes: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and algae, and contrast the term microbes with systems of scientific classification to show how it is distinct and that microbes are found across the tree of life.



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