Practice with Taxonomy

This Internet Activity, made in Google Docs, introduces students to taxonomy with a focus on animal classification. 

Activities Include:

  • Students practice writing scientific names of species within specific classes of vertebrates in the phylum Chordata (such as mammals and birds) and classes of invertebrates in the phylum Arthopoda (such as insects and arachnids).
  • Students learn about differences between reptiles and amphibians.
  • Students match the phylum to the invertebrate such as crabs and sea stars.

The Google Doc can be saved as a PDF and used as a print version too!

Websites Used:

Organism Menu
Classification Group Explanation
bald eagle page
What’s the Difference: Reptile or Amphibian?

See a preview of the worksheet here.