• This page will have materials for our taxonomy unit, which includes sections on taxonomy, protists and animals.

This is last year's video:

  • We will be having a quiz on the first section of the taxonomy unit.  For the quiz, students should be able to
    • Define classification, taxonomy and identify the "father" of modern taxonomy
    • List the 8 levels of classification in order from most general to most specific 
    • Define and use a dichotomous key 
    • Correctly write a scientific name using the rules of binomial nomenclature
    • Define a species and determine if species are closely related based on their scientific name
    • Match an example to a kingdom
    • List the characteristics of each kingdom
      • Describe the different types of extremophiles
      • Given a description of the growth of bacteria, identify the name
      • Describe how protists can reproduce via binary fission
      • Describe the main characteristics of fungi
      • Identify examples of fungi
      • identify and describe the function of the following mushroom structures: hyphae, spores

     For the quiz on plants, students should be able to:
    1. Identify the function of the following plant structures:
      • xylem
      • phloem
      • stomates
      • petals
      • sepals
      • stamen
      • anther
      • pistil
      • style
      • ovary
      • ovule
    2. Identify the structures of a flower including
      • pistil
      • stamen
      • ovary
      • petal
      • ovules
    3. Describe sexual reproduction in plants including
      •   the sequence of pollination, fruit formation, seed dispersion and germination
    4. Identify the parts of a seed and their function

    We will be having a quiz on animals.  For the quiz students should be able to:
    • Define the following terms
      • invertebrate
      • molting
      • spiracles
      • ovipositor
      • abdomen
      • larva
    • Sort organisms into the proper invertebrate phylum and (for arthropods) class.  The groups include;
      • insect
      • arachnid
      • Sponges (Porifera)
      • Cnidarian
      • Echinoderm
      • Worms (segmented, round, flat)
      • Mollusk 
      • Arthropod
    • Match the above phyla and classes with their characteristics and symmetry
    • Compare the means of reproduction in all groups of vertebrates including:
      • internal or external fertilization
      • internal or external development
      • number of eggs released
      • location where eggs are laid
    • Compare organs used for respiration in vertebrate groups
    • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of warm and cold-blooded animals and correctly match the vertebrate with its type of thermoregulation
    • Compare the number of chambers in vertebrate hearts
    • Describe some adaptations present in groups of vertebrates
    • Locate and describe the function of the following parts of a chicken egg:
      • Shell
      • Yolk
      • Blastoderm
      • Chalazae
      • Air sac
      • Albumen
      • Allantois
      • Embryo
    • Locate and describe the function of the following organs present in developing mammals
      • Placenta
      • Umbillical Cord
      • Fetus
    • Compare placental and marsupial mammals and identify examples of each

    For the frog organ quiz, students should be able to identify the organs of a frog and their function.