Taxonomy is a system of classification used by scientists to organize organisms. The power point goes over the taxonomic levels and the main groups.
Students will know the levels of taxonomy and the characteristics of the main groups. A brief review of viruses is included for comparison so students can see how viruses are not living.
Three Domains and Six Kingdoms
I have a great Classification chart you can have the students fill out while going over this power point. It is two pages and in landscape style so it can easily be placed into a Interactive Notebook.
Taxonomy Kingdom Classification Chart: Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes and Viruses
GREAT FOR ANY STATE!!
Texas Biology TEK
(8) Science concepts. The student knows that taxonomy is a branching classification based on the shared characteristics of organisms and can change as new discoveries are made. The student is expected to:
(A) define taxonomy and recognize the importance of a standardized taxonomic system to the scientific community;
(B) categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences shared among groups; and
(C) compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms. [Clarification Statement: Patterns are the similarities and differences in traits shared between offspring and their parents, or among siblings. Emphasis is on organisms other than humans.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include genetic mechanisms of inheritance and prediction of traits. Assessment is limited to non-human examples.]
3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. [Clarification Statement: Examples of the environment affecting a trait could include normally tall plants grown with insufficient water are stunted; and, a pet dog that is given too much food and little exercise may become overweight.]