KL Caley is the host for the Thursday Writephoto Challenge.
This is her photo for this week. It is her own photo.
Welcome to my science class. I will be your biology teacher this year. You may or may not have heard the outrageous stories about my class. I want to let you know, most, of what you hear is untrue. We will begin the year with classification. You will need to understand classification systems you already use in your life. We will then move on to learn about Carl Linnaeus. He published a system for classifying living things. His system allows us to group organizations according to common characteristics.
A pneumonic I teach to help you remember his system is:
Kings – Kingdom
Play – Phylum
Chess – Class
On – Order
Funny – Family
Green – Genus
Squares – Species
This will help you to understand how things are classified from the broad spectrum of the five kingdoms to the specific details of a species. You will learn how to examine organisms to categorize them appropriately. We will then complete lab work where we will investigate skulls and bones to identify what they have in common and what makes them uniquely different.
Oh, and by the way. I offer lots of extra credit if you contribute bones to my labs. But that is strictly off the record.