Classification Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Evolution Study Guide
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students will be able to explain the modern theory of evolution, including: natural selection, the evolution of populations, fossils, Darwin's finches, gene pools, evidence and more important concepts. Hand out this worksheet before introducing evolution. Students are to fill in this worksheet while you teach. Students then use this worksheet as a central place to study from to prepare for a test or quiz.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
    HS-LS4.C: Adaptation
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Classification Mnemonic
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Activity
    Students learn the structure of the Linnaeus’s classification system and the order of the levels. Topics include kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Project
    Taxonomy Project - YEAR 2525
    Lesson Plan
     
    Project
    Pretending the students are an alien taxonomists, they are to create a taxonomic scheme for the organisms on planet Earth. Students create a dichotomous key, drawings of the organisms, and a food web.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Classification of an Echinoderm
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    To understand how the starfish relates to its classification. Students will give three characteristics of each animal, so they can identify the organism. All students will discuss the relationship between the arthropods and echinoderms.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Henry Dill High School
  • Class Activity
    Vertebrate Classification Challenge
    Lesson Plan
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Students practice vertebrate classification using the organisms discussed the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School

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