2 Activity Sort 10 random items into THREE categories of your choosing Complete the category chartEach group explains to the class what criteria they chose to group the items
3 ActivityClassify the same 10 items based on the following set of criteria The difference between sorting and classifying is that classifying involves a set of rulesUn digitusDuo digitusTrium digitoriusList the itemsItems are not wider than a single pointer fingerList them itemsItems here are wider than the pointer finger but less than pointer finger and middle finger togetherItems here are wider than the pointer finger and middle finger together
4 ActivityWith your group, come up with a working definition for sorting and classificationWhat is sorting?What is classifying?
5 SortingSortnoun \ˈsȯrt\ -a group of people or things that have some shared qualityA particular kind or type of person or thingA person of a particular typeThe act of separating things and putting them in a particular orderThe act of sorting things
6 Sorting Student Sorting Practice Classify by: HeightHair colorWhat other ways could you be sorted?
7 Classificationclas·si·fi·ca·tion noun \ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ - the act or process of putting people or things into groups based on ways that they are alike -An arrangement of people or things into groups based on ways that they are alike
8 Classification Student Classification Practice Classify by: Height ( 5 feet and under and 5’1 and up)Hair color (light hair and dark hair)Male vs. femaleWhat other ways could you be classified?
9 Classification vs. Sorting Grouping information, objects, or organisms into categories that have been fixed based on a set of rulesThe outcome will ALWAYS be the sameIn science, Taxonomy is a classification systemSortingOrganizing information, objects, or organisms into groups based on criteria that are selected by an individual
10 Taxonomy Classification system that uses characteristics that are similar and dissimilar to group organisms and give them their namesExampleHomo sapiens
12 Binomial Nomenclature Two part naming system (bi = 2 ; nom= name)Naming systemGenus name followed by the species nameSpecies is capitalized and the genus is lower caseAlways italicized, sometimes abbreviated.Homo sapiensH. sapiens
13 How to remember the taxonomic system: King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup