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Classification of Living Things - 5E Lesson Bundle

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    Bonus

    Teaching Timeline and Additional Resource Files

    Description

    Classification of Living Things - A 5E Lesson Bundle for middle and high school students. Everything you need in one tidy package. This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom. Each included resource is either completely or almost completely self-contained meaning little to no classroom materials are needed. This bundle contains a mix of digital and paper-based resources and encourages collaboration and creativity at every turn.

    Since 5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature, your students will complete the unit with a deep understanding of:

    • How Living Things Are Grouped

    • Taxonomy

    • Using a Mnemonic

    • The Six Kingdoms

    • Dichotomous Keys

    • Carl Linnaeus

    • Viruses

    • Levels of Classification

    Your students will also confront and overcome the following misconceptions.

    • Taxonomy is not very scientific

    • The categorization of species is subjective

    • Taxonomy isn’t very important

    • Organisms are only classified by physiological features

    • Taxonomy is out of date

    • The Kingdom Animalia only includes vertebrates

    • Fungi are plants

    ****************If you'd like to save some money, please consider my 5E Mega Bundle. By purchasing it, you'll save 77% compared with purchasing each 5E lesson individually. CLICK HERE to have a look

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    How does the 5E model facilitate learning?

    • It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science

    • Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness

    • It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences

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    What's included?

    Engagement Phase

    - This could involve a short video with probing questions or a discussion based on current events, common misconceptions, etc.

    - Creates interest and excitement for your students

    - Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions

    - In this bundle, your students will be immediately gripped by an engaging video activity which will lead into a class discussion

    Exploration Phase

    - Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections

    - This bundle comes with a 7-station Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic

    **Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**

    - For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

    Explanation Phase

    - This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way

    - Students develop understanding of the content

    - Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued

    - Students develop vocabulary

    - Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences

    - This bundle includes a lesson in PowerPoint and .PDF formats as well as a webquest activity. For a complete description, please see below

    Elaborate Phase

    - This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

    - This bundle includes a scavenger hunt that will allow your students to utilize their knowledge in new ways

    **Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**

    - For a complete description, please see below

    Evaluate Phase

    - Your students will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress

    - This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

    - The evaluation section includes a quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' topic understanding

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    The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn. Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)

    By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.

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    The follow 5E lessons are currently included or will be added shortly. Please note that I will be increasing the number of lessons substantially over the next month. Purchase now before the price goes up.

    Ecology

    The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles

    Cells and the Cell Theory

    Ecosystems

    Invasive Species

    Interactions Within Ecosystems

    Photosynthesis

    Physical and behavioral adaptations

    Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

    Biodiversity

    Classification of Living Things

    Coming Soon:

    • Ecological Succession

    Biology

    Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit

    The Human Digestive System

    Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

    Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

    The Circulatory System

    Cancer

    Photosynthesis

    The Human Respiratory System

    Cell Membrane and Transport

    Energy Flow In Ecosystems

    The Human Eye

    DNA Manipulation and GMOs

    Physical and behavioral adaptations

    Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

    Biodiversity

    Meiosis

    Genetic Disorders

    Coming Soon:

    • The Nervous System

    • Excretory system

    • Endocrine system

    • Hearing and the Human Ear

    • Plant anatomy

    Chemistry

    Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes

    Atoms and the Atomic Theory

    Introduction to Chemical Reactions

    Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations

    Molecular and Ionic Compounds

    Acids, Bases, and pH

    The Periodic Table

    The Mole/Avogadro's Number

    The Particle Theory

    Chemical Bonds

    Pure Substances and Mixtures

    Coming Soon:

    • Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes

    Physics

    Newton's Three Laws of Motion

    Current Electricity and Circuits

    One and Two-Dimensional Motion

    Static Electricity

    Light and its Production

    Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms

    Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy

    Electricity Production

    Friction

    Density and Buoyancy

    Sound and Hearing

    Calculating Average Speed, Velocity, and Displacement

    Mass, Volume, Density, and Buoyancy

    Work and Energy

    Renewable Energy

    How Planes Fly

    Coming Soon:

    • Uniform Acceleration

    • Refraction

    • Nonrenewable energy sources

    • The particle theory

    • Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed

    • Momentum, Conservation of Momentum and Impulse

    • Power

    Earth and Space Science

    Climate Change and Global Warming

    The Moon and its Phases

    Our Solar System

    The Seasons

    Human Space Exploration

    The Life and Death of Stars

    Eclipse - Solar and Lunar

    Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

    Cloud Types

    General Science

    Scientific Method, Skills, and Safety

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    Explore - Classification of Living Things Lab Station Activity

    This fully editable Lab Station Activity on the Classification of Living Things is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

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    This lab activity covers:

    - The Classification of Living Things

    - The 7 Kingdoms

    - Taxonomy

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    Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.

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    How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

    Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

    Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

    Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

    Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

    Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real-life application.

    Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

    Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

    Station 8 - Rest Station.

    Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

    These station cards are meant to be used as a lab activity but can also be utilized in a review task before a test or a quiz. Used either way, your students will love it! I know mine do and I'm telling you from first-hand experience as I've used this activity in my own class.

    Explain - The Classification of Living Things - Biology Lesson and Web Quest Package

    This 2-Day Classification of Living Things lesson package begins with an inquiry activity and is followed by an introduction to species classification/taxonomy. It then describes the 6 Kingdoms as well as the use of a Dichotomous Key. The lesson ends with an overview of how to create a dichotomous and an activity where the students get to apply what they have learned. The package also contains a Web Quest on the 6 Kingdoms which is a great way to get the kids engaged and interested in the topic.

    The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), 4 embedded videos, 1 Web Quest with answers and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. I have used this lesson in my own classroom with great success.

    Included in the lesson package is:

    - The teacher version of the PowerPoint

    - The student version of the PowerPoint

    - 6 Kingdom Web Quest

    - 4 videos embedded into the PowerPoint

    - Student lesson handout

    In order, the lesson covers:

    - Inquiry Activity

    - How are living things grouped?

    - Taxonomy

    - Using a Mnemonic

    - The 6 Kingdoms

    - What is Dichotomous Key?

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    The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

    Elaborate - Classification of Living Things - A Digital Scavenger Hunt Activity

    Classification of Living Things - A Digital, Device-Based resource that will get your kids out of their seats, engaged, utilizing technology, and collaborating to solve real problems and test their knowledge. This activity works well across grades as a means of assessment, review, and/or instruction. This hunt was designed for middle/high school biology students.

    This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

    Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly. The wording and delivery make this resource perfect for a wide range of grade levels. If for some reason you feel this hunt isn't perfect for your classroom, I'm happy to refund your purchase no questions asked.

    The Content Includes:

    • Taxonomy

    • Carl Linnaeus

    • Dichotomous key

    • Heterotroph

    • Autotroph

    • Unicellular

    • Multicellular

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