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### Classifying science in a box

1. 1. Classifying<br />By :Jennifer Peckenpaugh<br />
2. 2. Standard Indicator <br />3.4.2-Explain the features used for grouping depending on the purpose of the grouping.<br />
3. 3. Definitions<br />Grouping- the act or process of combining in groups<br />Alike- in the same manner, having the same characteristics as one another.<br />Differences- having different characteristics than one another in a group or setting.<br />
4. 4. Background<br />In this activity the students will find different ways to classify animals using what ever type of classifications they would like to use.<br />As long as they explain why they classified them the way that they did.<br />Then they will find an animal that has some similarities but also had some differences and they will have to explain those as well.<br />
5. 5. Activity<br />When you begin this you will need a piece of paper and a pencils to write down your answers.<br />The things you should have in the box are several baggies with different animals in each.<br />If you do not have this in the box please see the teacher for further instruction.<br />
6. 6. Activity cont.<br />Pick one baggie for each person and pour out the animals take a look at them. <br />Take any notes that you think will be helpful<br />Do you see any thing that is common among the animals.<br />Do you see anything different among the animals.<br />
7. 7. Activity cont. <br />Now on your piece of paper you are going to break up these animals into groups that you see fit. In other words you are going to classify the animals in ways that you see.<br />You will need to find three different ways to classify the animals.<br />Please write why you used these methods.<br />Also write what you could use this classification for in a real life situation.<br />
8. 8. Activity cont.<br />Now that you have completed that part of the activity lets do something a little different.<br />Pick two animals at random and put the rest in the bag.<br />Now with these two animals write down all of the differences and similarities. <br />Also compare where these two animals live and what they eat.<br />
9. 9. Activity Cont.<br />The last thing you will do is compare what you have come up with, with the other members of your group.<br />Write down all of the different ways that your group as whole came up with to classify the animals.<br />
10. 10. Multiple choice question<br />Which of these is a way to classify? (circle all that apply)<br />Where they live<br />How many hairs they have on their bodies<br />How they reproduce <br />Their color<br />They way in which they move<br />