Lesson Plan: Classification of Animals Science
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to outline how a microscope can be used to study unicellular diversity and describe the classification of animals according to body type, number of legs, and number of teeth.
Students will be able to
- outline how a microscope can be used to study unicellular diversity,
- state that taxonomy is the science of grouping organisms to make them easier to study,
- define the term species as a group of similar organisms that can mate to produce fertile offspring,
- describe the classification of animals according to body type, number of legs, and number of teeth.
Students should already be familiar with
- the fact that different types of living things (organisms) exist on Earth,
- the concept that living things can be grouped according to similarities and differences,
- the concept that a microscope can be used for observing cells,
- some general characteristics of animals (consumers, can move, etc.).
Students will not cover
- the complete formal hierarchy of classification from the 3 domains and the 5 kingdoms downward and the use of scientific names for species,
- the classification of unicellular life in the kingdom Protoctista.