Target Subject: Life science/biology
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To create an interactive model for learning the classification system (taxonomy) of living things.
The classification system for living organisms contains a number of levels into which the organisms are organized based on characteristics. The number of organisms in a group decreases as the classifying moves from the kingdom, for example, Animalia (animal) to Phylum, class, order, family genus, and species.
The teacher prepares examples of the classification blocks for the students to examine. Wooden blocks or Duplos™ are used for the base. Then a craft stick is taped to the base. A note card 3" by 5", indicating the classification category in large print, Braille and/ or with pictures is taped to the top of the card.