Classifying Living Things

From the: Investigating the Living World Series

This video discusses the importance of classifying living things, and some of the criteria scientists use when classifying. The six major kingdoms are explored including Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. Colorful, live-action footage illustrates the important characteristics of living things in each of the kingdoms. Important terminology includes: scientific name, genus, species, photosynthesis, ferns, conifers, flowering plants, vertebrate, and invertebrate.

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"...Very good explanation of scientific naming that is age appropriate. Great visuals using microscopic slides, animated sequences and practical examples that students could identify..." -- NAMTC Curricular Media 2005

National Association of Media and Technology Centers
NAMTC Curricular Media

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DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC073DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592340934
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Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC073Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343898
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