A fun way to review and/or assess students' understandings of the six kingdoms of classification. An easy way to differentiate based on students' needs using tiered questions.
Before using this assignment, print and cut out each individual card. You will need a copy for each student or group of students (I usually do this activity in groups of two).
Put all of the cut out sort cards in a zip-loc bag. The bag and cards can be reused from period to period and/or year to year.
You can differentiate by adding/removing cards from the sort card deck and by using questions set A or B. I included eight blank cards.
I give my students Neon Expo markers and have them write the answers to the questions on the lab tables. This means one less set of papers to collect, plus my tables get cleaned at the end .
You will receive a zip-loc bag full of cards. Your first task is to find the six cards that represent the six kingdoms of classification.
Put the kingdom cards at the top of your desk. Next, you will read each of the remaining cards and sort them underneath the kingdom that the card describes.
Then use your sort cards to help you answer the “Sorting Cards Questions.”
Key Words: Middle school, life science, classification, six kingdoms, animalia, plantae, protista, archaebacteria, eubacteria, fungi, seventh grade, sort cards