Access Point #: SC.6.L.15.In.1


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Classify animals into major groups, such as insects, fish, reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Number: SC.6.L.15.In.1 Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08 Big Idea: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

A. The scientific theory of evolution is the organizing principle of life science.

B. The scientific theory of evolution is supported by multiple forms of evidence.

C. Natural Selection is a primary mechanism leading to change over time in organisms.

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SC.6.L.15.1: Analyze and describe how and why organisms are classified according to shared characteristics with emphasis on the Linnaean system combined with the concept of Domains.



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Teaching Idea

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Creepy Critters: The lead scientist from a newly discovered planet similar to Earth sends you illustrations of the organisms and asks you to help develop a classification system. Your role is to study the illustrations and come up with a possible classification scheme based on the information provided about each organism. You'll be asked to explain to the scientific team how and why you organized the creatures this way.