This unit covers the following terms as they relate to a taxonomy or classifiying living organisms:
rounds, spirals, rods
Matching Card games for terms
2 Matching Worksheets/Quizzes with Keys
2 Fill in the Blank Worksheets/Quizzes with Keys
4 Word Sorting Activities with Keys
Picture Sorting Activity for Kingdoms or Classes with over 200 pictures (over 130 color pictures and 70 black & white pictures) Keys included for picture sorting activities
2 sheets of Mnemonic Clues for learning the terms.
Covers the following TEKS for the Texas Science Curriculum
(E) Organisms and environments. Students will gain an understanding of the broadest taxonomic classifications of organisms and how characteristics determine their classification. The other major topics developed in this strand include the interdependence between organisms and their environments and the levels of organization within an ecosystem.
12) Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into Domains and Kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics which allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to:
(A) understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells;
(B) recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic;
(C) recognize that the broadest taxonomic classification of living organisms is divided into currently recognized Domains;
(D) identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms.