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:

2. Watch these movies about the Six Kingdoms:
    This one is simple:
    This one is more advanced:

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.

4. Understand the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates by watching these videos:

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

Classify the Animals

Interactive Sites:

Animal Classification

Classifying Critters

Animals of the World: