The ZIP file consists of a lesson plan to go with an interactive Power Point presentation.
First the students are asked to find things around the classroom and create a classification system to begin understanding the idea of classification, there are also videos and deep explanation on taxonomy.
The topics covered include:
1) Carl Linnaeus
2) 3 domains- Archaea, Bacteria (Prokaryotes) and Eukaryotes
3) Kingdoms of Eukaryotes (plants, animals, fungi and protists)
4) Binomial Nomenclature
5) 7 levels of classification: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
6) Dichotomous Keys
There are also 2 Dichotomous Key assignments in the ZIP file. One of them is easier, another one is slightly more challenging and time consuming. Feel free to choose which one you'd like to have the students complete!