Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Using Caminalcules - imaginary animals invented by the evolutionary biologist Joseph Camin - students classify 14 "living" species into genera, families, etc. Then they construct an evolutionary tree of the Caminalcules using an additional 57 "fossil" species.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

evolutionary tree hierarchical classification Joseph Camin

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

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Update Standards?

SCI.9-11.8.B: Science

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