During the first session of this two-session lesson, students use the different species represented in the PestWorldforKids.org’s “Pest Guide” section to learn how living things are grouped together according to the characteristics they share. Students then work in small groups to construct a taxonomy chart for the species represented in the “Pest Guide” and discover how classical taxonomy helps the scientific community organize the natural world.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Life Science Content Standard C: As a result of activities in grades K – 4, all students should develop understanding of: The characteristics of organisms
Life Science Content Standard C: As a result of activities in grades 5 – 8, all students should develop understanding of: Structure and function in living systems.