The South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with teachers, has created this online curriculum for teachers to use with their students in the classroom. Our Taxonomy unit is geared toward 6th grade teachers because the standards covered are heavily 6th grade science standards. All the activities contain background information, procedures, materials list, standards addressed, assessments, curriculum extensions and a resource list. We hope teachers will enjoy this resource!
If you are a teacher planning to participate in our Taxonomy virtual School Program, we recommend completing the following activities before your program. Those activities include: What is Taxonomy?, Animal Taxonomy and Classification Keys. The most important activity being Animal Taxonomy.
The Aquarium’s School Programs are virtual this school year (2020-2021). We have added at-home and virtual learning modifications to our recommended activities. Be sure to see how you can engage your students at-home and virtually with our activities!