This is now a 700+ slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), activities with instructions, challenge questions with answers, games, 5 page homework / classwork bundle, dichotomous key worksheets, answer keys, lesson notes, and much more.
Also included is a 130 end of the lesson PowerPoint Review Game with game template.
This PowerPoint begins asking students to describe where they are from. The PowerPoint then begins to break down their location starting from the very broad, Universe - Galaxy, Solar System, Planet, Continent, Country etc all the way down to the very specific - Street address. A neat activity follows that has students place their sneakers / footwear into a pile in the middle of the classroom. Students are then asked in the PowerPoint to separate the sneakers into a few piles based on similarities in their structure. Another activity along the same lines that involves nuts and bolts is described. The definition of Taxonomy is then discussed, and then a few slides about Carolus Linnaeus is presented. The first reference to King Phillip is made. Small references are placed here and there. Teacher just pretends that they don't make much sense. Later in the lesson the acronym Did King Phillip Come Over For Good Spaghetti is made. The students will piece it all together later. Classification is discussed. A neat activity that has the students try to guess the genus and species names of some common animals is provided in a step by step guess and then the answer is revealed / slide sequence. A poll follows this challenge that asks the students if they prefer science names or common names (all choose common names). Next, A Brown Bear are presented as well as the Mountain Lion over many slides that show how common names can become very confusing. At the end of the sequence the students are asked the poll question again and most students see the need to have a more organized naming system. Having the students 180 from preferring common names to seeing the pitfalls of common names is always a neat moment. Next the definition of a species is described with visuals, Discussion over hybrids, mules, tigon's, ligers, is discussed. Students then participate in a neat dichotomous key activity on the PowerPoint that makes them answer a series of questions. Some slides that provide advice when using a dichotomous key are provided. An online activity with a link is provided that looks at leaves and has students answer questions and follow a dichotomous key. The Domains of life are then covered, and a step by step drawing of the 5 Kingdoms of Life is provided. Each Kingdom is provided in detail and is accompanied by images. A King Phillip character keeps popping up now and again and the students don't know who he is or why he appears. Eventually the students realize about King, Phillip, Came, Over, For, Good, Spaghetti, acronym. This is always fun to see the students put it all together on their own rather than having the teacher just tell them. A series of really neat PowerPoint activities that breaks down a large grouping of organisms into Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. This step by step activity, removes species from a large group as the naming system becomes more specific. This activity is very helpful to the students. The PowerPoint then goes through the taxonomic ranks of the human species. Three hidden box activities concludes the PowerPoint where students guess the picture beneath the box as shapes are removed one at a time. This is a really neat PowerPoint that is incredibly interactive with the students and makes learning Taxonomy exciting.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.
Taxonomy and Classification Entire Unit (6,000 Slides) on TpT
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
-Taxonomy and Classification Unit HW, Notes, and more (FREE)
-Taxonomy and Classification (400 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Kingdom Monera, Bacteria, Bacterial Reproduction, Food Borne Illnesses, (450 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
-Taxonomy and Kingdom Monera PowerPoint Review Game with Answers
-Kingdom Protista Lesson (250 Slides, HW, Notes and more)
-Kingdom Animalia Lesson, Animal Phylums (800 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Animal Phylums Visual Quiz
-Mammalogy Lesson, Mammals, Poster Project, and much more
-Kingdom Fungi Lesson, Divisions, Mushrooms, (300 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Taxonomy and Classification end of the unit visual quiz 1-50 with warm-up and answer key
-PowerPoint review game for Kingdoms Animalia and Fungi
-Kingdom Plantae Lesson (1100 Slides, HW, Notes, and much more)
-Taxonomy and Classification Unit Crossword Puzzle with Solution
Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Taxonomy and Classification Entire Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 3800+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 17 page bundled homework / assessment, 14 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 19 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games (2 games 110+ slides each), 17 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, and much more. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus in the Taxonomy and Classification Entire Unit: Taxonomy, Classification, Need for Taxonomy vs. Common Names, What is a Species?, Dichotomous Keys, What does Classification Use?, The Domains of Life, Kingdoms of Life,The 8 Taxonomic Ranks, Humans Taxonomic Classification, Archaea, Bacteria, Prokaryotic Cells, Types of Eubacteria, Bacteria Classification, Gram Staining,Bacterial Food Borne Illnesses, Penicillin and Antiseptic, Oral Hygiene and Plaque, Bacterial Reproduction (Binary Fission), Asexual Reproduction, Positives and Negatives of Bacteria, Protista, Plant-like Protists, Animal-like Protists, Fungi-like Protists, Animalia, Characteristics of Animalia, Animal Symmetry, Phylums of Animalia (Extensive), Classes of Chordata, Mammals, Subclasses of Mammals, Characteristics of Mammals, Fungi, Positives and Negatives of Fungi, Divisions of Fungi (Extensive), Parts of a Mushroom, 3 Roles of Fungi, Fungi Reproduction, Mold Prevention, Plant Divisions, and much more about plants.
I also sell all 20 Science Units as a discounted curriculum bundle. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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