Identifying and classifying organisms

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Classify organisms into groups according to similarities and differences in their features.
  • Use a key to distinguish between and identify organisms in the lab and in the field.
  • Use the idea that organisms can be classified hierarchically into groups within groups.
  • Distinguish between everyday names and scientific classifications.
  • Recognise that organisms can be classified into groups according to similarities and differences at the cellular level.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

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