Taxonomy can be a doozy topic to teach when students are just not that into it.. so why not start the lesson by reading a story?! It's a great method to build student interest in the topic!
The Perfect Book: When Dragosaurs Were Discovered
Written by: Maria Pittos
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Gia, a bright little 4th grader, isn't afraid to dream big! She dreams to become a scientist one day, just like her father. One day, Miss Lizzy, Gia's teacher, assigns her class a new science project on taxonomy. Taxonomy is the study of classifying organisms. Gia, excited more than ever, can't wait to begin the project. She finally gets to be like her dad, a real scientist! But when Gia is confronted with a problem for her project, she begins to wonder if she'll ever make a great scientist.