The importance of taxonomy is a 4-part lesson sequence investigating taxonomy and why specimens need to be classified in a universal way. This lesson is based on the teachers experience in the Teacher Researcher in Partnership program working with a researcher in the Oceans and Atmosphere business unit of CSIRO investigating Irukandji jellyfish.
|Author||Amanda Hughes, St Mary's District School, Tasmania|
|Nature of the inquiry problem||
Students are given an assessment that comprises of short tasks that allow them to explore the importance of taxonomy and having a universal system to identify all living things around the world. This allows the students to explore the concept throughout the assessment, exploring open ended questions.
|Suitable year levels and subject areas||
Year 7 Australian Curriculum
Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms (ACSSU111)
Scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the world and its refines as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE119)
Scientific knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE223)
Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)
|Student Learning Outcomes*||
At the end of the lesson sequence students will:
Work booklet, research (collaborative or individual)
Informal, formative assessment is built into this week long investigation.
|Information and communications technology (ICT)||
Embedded videos and web links.
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