This is fun activity to help students practice what they have learned about taxonomy and deepen their understanding. It is set up as if the students were biologists on an alien planet.
Given a sample of marbles, students will pretend the "specimens" are organisms from Planet Yot. The students will have to decide how to classify and name the organisms.
- Teacher intro. page
- Student intro. page
- Latin prefixes and suffixes for creating scientific names
- A chart for sorting and recording the organisms
- A student summary page