This is a 300 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), many video links, challenge questions and answers, mammal orders worksheet, and plenty of information about a student created mammal poster project. Also included is a one page homework sheet with additional page to collect info from projects, and lesson notes.
Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint: This PowerPoint begins discussion Mammal evolution and shows neat pictures of Therapsids, and oldest mammal fossils, K-T Extinction Event and rise / radiation of Mammals, Orders of Mammals / Tree of Mammal Evolution, Interesting Facts about Mammals - Smallest (Pgmy Shrew, Largest Blue Whale, flying mammals and more) Link to the song Mammal by TMBG song by Cactus Joe - Students are instructed to record pieces of information from the song. Discussion to follows after song. The three subclasses of mammals are then described for notes (red slide) Discussion about a placenta and some pictures (Middle level students are introduced to the plancenta that is always interesting) PowerPoint also describes marsupials and continental drift / Australia. Some focus is placed on the Opossum. Discussion about how Eutherian Mammals are better suited to survive over Marsupials. After a brief presentation about Portheria (egg laying mammals) the PowerPoint describes the characterisitcs of Mammals with many visuals. -Have Hair, General Warm-bloodedness, Mammary Glands, Circulatory system / four chambered heart, Large Lungs, unique reproductive system, fat and energy storage, large brains, salivary glands, sweat glands, heterodonty, highly plastic muscular system, hinged jaw, and more. An activity has students record the order of mammal next to pictures of mammals. Information about the orders of mammals are provided so students just need to read / skim the various orders to find the answer. It is a bit difficult at first, but then the students figure out the process and move through the worksheet quickly. A mammal poster project is then framed and worksheet provided.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.
Taxonomy and Classification Entire Unit (6,000 Slides) on TpT
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
-Taxonomy and Classification Unit HW, Notes, and more (FREE)
-Taxonomy and Classification (400 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Kingdom Monera, Bacteria, Bacterial Reproduction, Food Borne Illnesses, (450 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
-Taxonomy and Kingdom Monera PowerPoint Review Game with Answers
-Kingdom Protista Lesson (250 Slides, HW, Notes and more)
-Kingdom Animalia Lesson, Animal Phylums (800 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Animal Phylums Visual Quiz
-Mammalogy Lesson, Mammals, Poster Project, and much more
-Kingdom Fungi Lesson, Divisions, Mushrooms, (300 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Taxonomy and Classification end of the unit visual quiz 1-50 with warm-up and answer key
-PowerPoint review game for Kingdoms Animalia and Fungi
-Kingdom Plantae Lesson (1100 Slides, HW, Notes, and much more)
-Taxonomy and Classification Unit Crossword Puzzle with Solution
Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Taxonomy and Classification Entire Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 3800+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 17 page bundled homework / assessment, 14 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 19 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games (2 games 110+ slides each), 17 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, and much more. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus in the Taxonomy and Classification Entire Unit: Taxonomy, Classification, Need for Taxonomy vs. Common Names, What is a Species?, Dichotomous Keys, What does Classification Use?, The Domains of Life, Kingdoms of Life,The 8 Taxonomic Ranks, Humans Taxonomic Classification,
Kingdom Monera, Prokaryotic Cells, Types of Eubacteria, Bacteria Classification, Gram Staining,Bacterial Food Borne Illnesses, Penicillin and Antiseptic, Oral Hygiene and Plaque, Bacterial Reproduction (Binary Fission), Asexual Reproduction, Positives and Negatives of Bacteria, Protista, Plant-like Protists, Animal-like Protists, Fungi-like Protists, Animalia, Characteristics of Animalia, Animal Symmetry, Phylums of Animalia (Extensive), Classes of Chordata, Mammals, Subclasses of Mammals, Characteristics of Mammals, Fungi, Positives and Negatives of Fungi, Divisions of Fungi (Extensive), Parts of a Mushroom, 3 Roles of Fungi, Fungi Reproduction, Mold Prevention, Plant Divisions, Plantae (not in detail and Found on The Plant Unit that I offer on TpT).
I also sell all 20 Science Units as a discounted curriculum bundle. This includes all 20 units (50,000+ slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Science from Murf LLC
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