Search words: Classification, taxonomy, Linnaeus, Darwin, natural selection, binomial nomenclature, Cladistics, kingdom, domain.
My students love to review using this Jeopardy Powerpoint review game. I have found that my students pay far greater attention to the review when it is in a competitive game format.
This product is also sold in a large, bundled unit containing 13 products: Bundled Classification Unit
This review game has 6 categories with 5 questions in each category. Concepts/terms covered are:
Topics covered are:
1. Summary of Darwin's Theory of Evolution
3. Early attempts at classification: Aristotle, misuse of common names
4. Linnaeus: Seven levels of classification, binomial nomenclature, definition of species, the rules of binomial nomenclature
5. Modern taxonomy: phylogeny
6. Homologous, analogous, and vestigial structures
7. Modern taxonomy is based on: structural similarity, cellular organization, evolutionary relationships, biochemical similarities, genetic similarities, embryological similarities
8. Cladistics and cladograms:
9. History of the Kingdoms: 2-kingdom system, 3-kingdom system, 5-kingdom system, and the 6-kingdom system
10. Three domain system of classification
11. Comparison of the kingdoms in the 6-kingdom system
This game was written with a typical biology I class in mind. It can easily be edited to make the questions more simple, or more advanced.
This powerpoint jeopardy game consists of 63 slides. Please download my free preview. It has the first 13 slides of the game so that you can get an idea of how it works. The game is limited to 30 questions. For this topic, there are many more possible questions that could be asked. If would be very easy for you to delete some of my questions and add some of your own to make this review game more applicable to your students.
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