Do these series of links to develop a sense of how taxonomy works.  Open a ‘Add a Response’ in SBI3C group’s courseware – record all answers and notes there.  The assignment will be call ‘Taxonomy.

Launch the interactive and record your score – put it in your response!!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/classifying-life.html

Launch the interactive and complete it.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/change/family/index.html

** Personal Research and Notes

Now look at the 6 kingdoms of living things – you will need to find what makes each kingdom unique – put your notes into your response. Research what makes a mammal different from a protist or a bacteria. How is a fungi different from a plant? Give a short list of points that single out each of the kingdoms.

** Food for thought… to be commented on below…

Where does viruses fit? Do they fit in one of the kingdoms? Are they ‘alive’ by the definition of what makes something ‘living’?

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