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EQ: How are living things classified? Vocab: binomial nomenclature, genus, kingdom Initial Activity: What is the difference between potential and kinetic energy? Take out your homework to be collected Homework: Finish evaluation questions, memorize phylogeny
Charolus Linnaeus looked at organisms and grouped the individuals that had similar structure together Structure is the way things are shaped or formed. Linnaeus created a system called binomial nomenclature
Scientists study fossils, hereditary information, and early stages of development to determine classification Two Words Genus: group of similar species Second word describes the feature that distinguishes the group.
Essential Question: How can I classify different organisms? Initial Activity: Ms. Rizzo’s Closet Ms. Rizzo loves to shop! When I get home from Macy’s or Nordstrom’s I always make sure to put my purchases away in the right place. I put all of my dresses on one side of my closet, all of my shirts on the other. I fold all of my pants and put them in drawers. In one drawer I put all of my jeans and in another I put all of my dress pants. I put all of my shoes on the bottom of my closet. On one side I put my heels on the other side I put my boots. Draw a diagram of Ms. Rizzo’s closet. Label the diagram.
Characteristics I COULD use? Characteristics I COULD NOT use? -body shape -symmetry -Sex -Age Scientists use physical characteristics to classify organisms. Review: Why would I want to classify organisms?
EQ: How can I use a dichotomous key to classify a group of organisms? IA: Write three similarities and three differences between these pictures Dragonfly Grasshopper Ladybug Housefly
EQ: How can I use a dichotomous key to classify a group of organisms? IA: Answer questions 3-6 on the handout`
“Dichotomous” means “divided into two parts”. Therefore, dichotomous keys always give two choices in each step. They are useful because you can figure out what something is by just observing it A Dichotomous key is like a scavenger hunt. You follow the directions to figure out what you know Broad to specific Only use positive terms