7th Grade Standard V-Objective 3 Classify Based on Structures

Standard V Students will understand that structure is used to develop classification systems.
Objective 3: Classify organisms using an orderly pattern based upon structure.

Enduring Understanding: One of the most general distinctions among organisms is between plants and animals. Biologists consider an organism’s structural features more important for classifying organisms than behavior or general appearance. Classification systems may change as science develops new knowledge. A classification key can be used to name and describe objects.

“I Can” Statements

  1. I can describe characteristics of plants, animals, and organisms that are neither.
  2. I can place the following organisms in a classification scheme: cat, tree, bacteria, mushroom, paramecium
  3. I can describe and use a classification key.
  4. I can defend a change to classification systems.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay
Performance Test-Classification in the Animal Kingdom

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Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
7th grade Core Tracker X
Holes in Your Knowledge? X
Kingdoms Power Point Presentation
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Five Kingdom Booklet
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Classy Mobile
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Classification Charades
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