Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test

Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
Classification, Taxonomy and Diversity of Life Unit Test
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This unit test on Classification and Taxonomy is suitable for your biology and/or life science students in grades 7 - 12.

There are 95 items on the test, including fill in the blank, matching, critical thinking, and multiple choice. You will receive a test that is ready to be copied and passed out to your students.

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This product is sold in a large, bundled unit: Classification and Taxonomy Complete Unit Plan Bundle
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You will receive both an editable Word document as well as a pdf of the test. Highly editable!

Answer key is included.

Topics covered are:
• The need for a system of classification.
• Summary of Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
• Taxonomy definition.
• Early attempts at classification: Aristotle, misuse of common names.
• Linnaeus: Seven levels of classification, binomial nomenclature, definition of species, the rules of binomial nomenclature.
• Modern taxonomy: phylogeny, phylogenetic tree, reading a phylogenetic tree, practice questions.
• Homologous, analogous, and vestigial structures.
• Modern taxonomy is based on: structural similarity, cellular organization, evolutionary relationships, biochemical similarities, genetic similarities, embryological similarities.
• Cladistics and cladograms: Definitions.
• Cladistics and cladograms: Students will look at a cladogram and answer questions about it.
• History of the Kingdoms: 2-kingdom system, 3-kingdom system, 5-kingdom system, and the 6-kingdom system of classification.
• Three domain system of classification.
• Comparison of kingdoms in the 6-kingdom system.
• For each kingdom, students learn the characteristics of the kingdom. Many picture are included as examples.
• Mechanisms that serve as barriers between the species.
• The dichotomous key to classification: Students will learn how to use a dichotomous key; Students will classify the leaves of 7 trees using a dichotomous key.

This is a word format document so you can eliminate questions you don't like and add questions of your own. You will also receive a PDF file of the test.

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