Classification of Living Things

Activities compiled by Diana Dell

Follow these steps to learn how to classify organisms:

1. Read this brief explanation of taxonomy:
    http://www.ccsedu.com/kewl/science/science04.asp

2. Watch these movies about the Six Kingdoms:
    This one is simple:
    http://www.brainpop.com/science/plantsandanimals/sixkingdoms/index.weml?do_login=true
    This one is more advanced:
    http://www.brainpop.com/science/plantsandanimals/sixkingdomsadv/index.weml

3.  We are going to take a close look at the animal kingdom.    Read and study these tutorials to learn the
    characteristics for each group of animals.  Make sure to click on the "more" buttons at the bottom of the page.
    http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/kingdomanimal.html
    http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/introclassification.ppt
    http://homepages.which.net/~matthew.shanks/page3.html

4. Understand the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates by watching these videos:
   http:/www.brainpop.com/science/plantsandanimals/invertebrates/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true
   http://www.brainpop.com/science/plantsandanimals/vertebrates/index.weml

5. Test your knowledge of vertebrates and invertebrates.  This activity counts for a grade:

   
Classify the Animals


Interactive Sites:

Animal Classification
http://www.quia.com/cm/1130.html

Classifying Critters
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/critters/critters.html

Animals of the World:
http://www.kidscom.com/games/animal/animal.html