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Classification Activity 1: What is Classification? (Grades 2-5)

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Grade Level Grades K-5
Resource Type Activity
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Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

Students explore the importance and process of classification. Students apply the concept of biological classification to a real hierarchy of birds, analyzing bird photos and organizing them into groups based on physical characteristics. 

  • Students will classify organisms into groups based on adaptations and traits
  • Students will compare, contrast, and discuss the traits of different organisms

Lessons in this unit:

  • Classification Activity 1: What is Classification?
  • Classification Activity 2: Animal Classification
  • Classification Activity 3: Plant Classification
  • Classification Activity 4: That's Classified!

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2-5_Classification1_WhatIsClassification.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
1.23 MB

Standards

Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
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.
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

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