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Students create a Powerpoint presentation about one organism from each of the five kingdoms. This file includes the directions and rubric.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


kingdom taxonomy organism



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Update Standards?

SCI.9-12.3.1.E.a: Science

Explain how similarities used to group taxa might reflect evolutionary relationships (e.g., similarities in DNA and protein structures, internal anatomical features, patterns of development)

SCI.9-12.3.1.E.b: Science

Explain how and why the classification of any taxon might change as more is learned about the organisms assigned to that taxon

SCI.9-11.3.B: Science

communicate and apply scientific information extracted from various sources such as current events, news reports, published journal articles, and marketing materials;

SCI.9-11.8.A: Science

define taxonomy and recognize the importance of a standardized taxonomic system to the scientific community;

SCI.9-11.8.B: Science

categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences shared among groups; and

SCI.9-11.10.C: Science

analyze the levels of organization in biological systems and relate the levels to each other and to the whole system.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-08.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is an exercise activity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the five kingdoms in general biology. The activity is a great review and provides instructions for the students to follow. However, the directions are more like guidelines. There is a rubric of what goals/outcomes of the presentation should be. Students may use the table to help guide the building of their presentation. Yet, there is enough flexibility for students to use "problem-solving" strategies to make sure their presentation accomplishes the desired outcomes. The resource is easily located in the file folder.
Janet Pinto
April 28, 2011


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