by Fred Goerisch

Las Vegas, Nevada


11.2 TSW give examples of classification systems

11.3 TSW explain that we use similarities of internal structures, chemical processes,

and evidence of common ancestry to classify organisms.

11.4 TSW use characteristics of organisms to classify them into five


11.5 TSW define a species

11.6 TSW give examples of a species.

11.7 TSW distinguish between common and scientific names.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Complete one "layer" before going on to

another layer. No more than two assignments will be checked off, by your teacher,

on any one day, in any layer. Each assignment has a point value based on the amount of time

and ef fort necessary to complete that task. You must earn the required number of points

in any one layer before moving to the next layer.

Use your password and user name to access all reading and web site assignments.

Be prepared to discuss and answer questions about each of your assignments. Failure

to do so will result in no credit for that assignment. When appropriate, you may work

with a partner or partners, but you must be able to answer the teacher's questions

without any assistance.

NAME________________ _____PERIOD________DUE DATE_______

Section 1. Basic understanding. 55 points (C); 45 points necessary to move to Section

2. This (C) layer must be completed before beginning the (B) layer.

5pts._____1. Read pages 200-207 in Chapter 9, Classification. Take notes, do Review Q 1-5.

5pts._____2. Do "Activity-Try at Home" on page 201

5pts._____3. Listen to Lecture #1, take notes

5pts._____4. Read pages 208-213, Chapter 9, Classification. Take

notes, do Review Q1-5 & Self check 1-2 P209

5pts._____5. Listen to Lecture #2, take notes

5pts._____6. View video "Panthera Leo" (4:25) take notes

5pts._____7. Do activity "Classification"

5pts._____8. Go to Visit the web sites on HSTL205 or

HSTL220. Take notes on information about classification

5pts._____9. Make a vocabulary book containing at least 16 words

about classification

5pts._____10. View the video "Five Kingdoms of Life" take notes

5pts._____11. Do activity "Keying Out Trees"

THE LAYER (C) IS COMPLETE_________________DATE_______

Section 2. Application/Analysis level (B) 40pts. 30 points necessary to move to the (A) level.

10pts._____12. Do Activity "Names & What They Mean"

10pts._____13. Do Lab "Classifying Creatures"

10pts._____14. Do Lab "Shapes Island"

10pts._____15. Do Lab "Classifying Living Things"

THE LAYER (B) IS COMPLETE_______________DATE__________

Section 3. Synthesis/Evaluation level (A) 60 points. 60 points are necessary to complete

the (A) level.

20pts._____16. Do the Lab "Developing a Classification System for Seeds."

20pts._____17. Do the lab "Identifying Vertebrates using a Classification Key."

20pts._____18. Do the lab "Making a Classification System"

THE LAYER (A) IS COMPLETE________________DATE_________

You must now take your standardized exam. You must plan a 113, Performance Assessment due

in one week. Your portfolio is due the same day as your 113. Each of these assignments must

reflect your complete understanding of the use of the Classification System.