The Toxonomic Hierarchy – or grouping things!
Wednesday 27th September |
After classifying sweets last week, we began looking at classification in a much more scientific way this week. We looked at the scientific names for several creatures such as: Panthera leo= lion
Elephas maximus = Asian elephant
Daucas carota= carrot
We watched two videos about the taxonomic hierarchy – which is just a scientific word for grouping things! We learned a mnemonic to help us remember the stages of classification:
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I wonder if your child can remember what the initial letters stand for in the taxonomic hierarchy?
We classified the puma, a house cat and a human in this way.