Lesson 4 Classification and Taxonomy Lesson

Lesson Objective:  Students will understand the chronological order and usefulness of the Classification system.  Students will also understand how to make and use dichotomous keys to classify organisms.


Click on the diagram below to take you to the "Life On Earth" Interactive Website.  Be amazed at the diversity and how well we can classify life.

Phylogeny of Life

Click on the diagram below and try this online classification exercise.

1.  Click here to download the smartboard presentation.

2.  Complete the handout provided to you by your teacher.  This handout deals with the history of our most recent classification system, how we classify organisms and why we classify life.

View the video of the 5 Kindgom System

3.  Click here to download the dichotomous key assignment.  Complete assignment.