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.

Objectives

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.

Prerequisites

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.).

Exclusions

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.

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