Classifying Life

Lucinda Whitehurst
June 2006

Classifying Life is one of four titles in The Classification of Life series, a clearly presented introduction to scientific classification. Taxonomy history and criteria and the hierarchy of scientific naming are among the covered topics. Crisp live action video photography shows various life forms as they are discussed. Such key terms as binomial nomenclature, embryology, and scientific name are captioned. Frequent pauses allow students to respond to questions. Constantly changing graphics and variation between questions and explanations help involve viewers in the rhythm of the production. Other series titles are Classifying Monerans and Protists, Classifying Plants and Fungi, and Classifying Animals. Includes a 15 question video review, teachers' guide with suggested lab activities, and 10 student masters. Received Top Ten Science Videos of 2008.