In alliance with the new Australian science curriculum, this resource may be used to assist students in classifying living things based on their external features.
If students look at a living thing, they can then use this resource to classify it as either non-living, a plant, a mammal, a marsupial, a reptile, a fish, a crustacean, an arachnid, an insect, a worm, or a bid.
The resource itself is structured as a series of yes/no questions, that when viewed and answered in 'slideshow' by clicking on the most appropriate square, will work students towards a classification for whatever thing they're looking at. It can also be used as a 'celebrity head' style resource where a student thinks of a type of animal and their peers ask questions based off the resource and click on the answers given by the 'celebrity'. It works best on a touch screen laptop or an interactive board. The sapling in the top left takes you back to the start.
There are some classification limits however, (a human is apparently an insect, and molluscs among several other groups aren't really classifiable) as it is only based on external features as per S1 syllabus, however this is always an interesting discussion to have with students re: the benefits of looking at more that just outward appearance when classifying plants and animals eg. consider habitats, diet, and reproduction.