How do scientists keep track of so many millions of kinds of animals and plants? They use taxonomy, and in this unit, students discover the basics behind classification in both the animal and plant kingdoms, starting at the domain level and following through to the species. Scientific names, what it means to be a living thing, and basic resources living things need are also discussed. A multitude of illustrations make these concepts accessible and easier to understand.
At the end of the unit, students can review 19 vocabulary words, fill in the 8 levels of scientific classification on a diagram, and enjoy a review activity. Students can also personalize the book by coloring the illustrations if desired. Answer keys are provided. 21 pages total. Ages 8-13.
All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, free downloadable discussion helps are available.