edZOOcating: Taxonomy Mini - Lesson

Discover how scientists classify animals and explore the taxonomic hierarchy with interactive examples!

What Is Taxonomy?

Taxonomy is the scientific study of identifying, describing, and classifying organisms.

But what does that really mean?

Basically, taxonomy helps us put similar organisms into groups based on how similar they are. Taxonomy can be used for many different organisms, but we are going to focus on animals!

Science Topics
Biology, Zoology
K-6, Middle School
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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Taxonomic Hierarchy template.

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