Biology 0503

Standard V-Objective 3 Classify Organisms

Standard V:  Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.
Objective 3: Classify organisms into a hierarchy of groups based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships.

Enduring Understanding Organisms can be classified using a key or field guide. Classification of organisms depends on evolutionary relationships. As new genetic information is collected on species changes will be made to classification schemes.

Essential Questions

  1. Use a key to classify an organism.
  2. What criteria are used in classification systems?
  3. How do evolutionary relationships inform classification systems?
  4. When do classification systems change?

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay Test           PerformanceTest-Using a Key                    Curriculum Map

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Biology Core Tracker
Evolutionary
Timelines
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Tree Key

Tree Pictures

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Making
a Collection
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Classifying
Fruit
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Great Internet Tree Key
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Animal Kingdom-New!
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PBS Interactive Classification
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