Classification 2014-2015.

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Classification

Activity Sort 10 random items into THREE categories of your choosing
Complete the category chart Each group explains to the class what criteria they chose to group the items

Activity Classify the same 10 items based on the following set of criteria The difference between sorting and classifying is that classifying involves a set of rules Un digitus Duo digitus Trium digitorius List the items Items are not wider than a single pointer finger List them items Items here are wider than the pointer finger but less than pointer finger and middle finger together Items here are wider than the pointer finger and middle finger together

Activity With your group, come up with a working definition for sorting and classification What is sorting? What is classifying?

Sorting Sort noun \ˈsȯrt\ -a group of people or things that have some shared quality A particular kind or type of person or thing A person of a particular type The act of separating things and putting them in a particular order The act of sorting things

Sorting Student Sorting Practice Classify by:
Height Hair color What other ways could you be sorted?

Classification clas·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

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. female What other ways could you be classified?

Classification vs. Sorting
Grouping information, objects, or organisms into categories that have been fixed based on a set of rules The outcome will ALWAYS be the same In science, Taxonomy is a classification system Sorting Organizing information, objects, or organisms into groups based on criteria that are selected by an individual

Taxonomy Classification system that
uses characteristics that are similar and dissimilar to group organisms and give them their names Example Homo sapiens

Taxon A taxon is a group of related organisms

Binomial Nomenclature
Two part naming system (bi = 2 ; nom= name) Naming system Genus name followed by the species name Species is capitalized and the genus is lower case Always italicized, sometimes abbreviated. Homo sapiens H. sapiens

How to remember the taxonomic system:
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Cell Phone Activity 3 Minutes
Sort the cell phone pictures into chronological order What “new features” appeared first, second, third, etc.