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Science Journal: Kingdom Classification Card Sort

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This card sort is for practicing understanding of classification of organisms to the kingdom taxa.

The card sort comes with 32 cards.
-18 cards are the Organism Cards . For each Kingdom, there are THREE different organisms that students can practice classifying. (The back of each of these cards have their correct kingdom and trait classification)
-8 cards are the Trait Cards. If you're a middle school teacher or biology teacher, then you will definitely know these traits! Eukaryote, Prokaryote, Unicellular, Multicellular, Autotroph, Heterotroph, Asexual, and Sexual. Each of the trait cards has the definition printing out with the trait... for students that need to be reminded of their meanings.
-6 cards are the Kingdom Cards. Again, if your a middle school teacher or biology teacher, then you will know the six kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Protista, Fungi, Archaea, and Bacterica. (The back of these cards have the traits that identify that kingdom along with the pictures of the three organisms that match that kingdom)
-Using cardstock paper works best for the cards... for durability, and so that even the faded answers don't show through.

This card sort can be done TWO ways:
-A student will put down a kingdom card first. Second, a student must lay out ALL trait cards that classify that kingdom. Third, a student will then find the THREE organisms that match that kingdom and those traits. Finally, to check their work, the student can flip the kingdom card over to see if they were right.
-This card sort can also be done in REVERSE! First, a student must lay out an organism card. Second, the student must lay out all of the trait cards that classifies that organism. Third, the student will lay down the kingdom card that that matches those traits. Finally the student can flip the organism card over to check and see if they were correct.

Teachers, there are multiple ways to present this practice to students. Make a class set and put the cards into sandwich bags. Make only one set and use it as a station. You can always make it as I've shown in the pictures and have every student have a set in their science journals.

The great part about this card sort is that there are three envelope cut-outs provided for each card set. These envelopes hold each set of cards and these envelopes can be glued onto a page in the journal as shown in the picture above. (I prefer double-sided tape!)

Each envelope has an image that represents the set of cards. The top flap of the envelope is also labeled.

Using card stock paper for the cards works the best! Be sure to print cards two-sided! Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Corresponds to:
Science TEKS 6.12A
Science TEKS 6.12B
Science TEKS 6.12D

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