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6th grade Science
Chapter 7 - The Living World

Chapter 7 KEY:

Interactive Sites 

Slide Shows 

Movies/Animation 

Used in class 

at home experiment 

experiment 

quiz 

graphic 

animated

photograph
   
 

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You can receive extra credit by filling out an evaluation form.  Click on the picture below to view a printable evaluation form, or pick up an evaluation form from your teacher.

= evaluation form

You can obtain extra credit by completing one of the two options below:
 

  1. Visit at least three different websites. Complete an evaluation form for two of the sites you liked best.
    -OR-

  2. Some websites are very large and are subdivided into different areas.  An example of this is Brainpop. At a site like Brainpop, visit three different topic sites, or view three different movies.  Complete an evaluation form for two areas  within Brainpop. Ask your teacher if you have any questions.

Chapter 7 Links:


Characteristics of Life Sites:

Diversity of Life - index to many good sites.
 
Astrobiology - characteristic of life terms explained with corresponding photos and hotlinks.
 
Characteristics of Life - interactive quiz along with information between questions.
 
Characteristics of Life - games - matching, flashcards, wordsearch.
 
Characteristics of Life - interactive quiz.
 
Living vs. Non-Living Quiz - identify a photo as living or nonliving - well done.
 
Characteristics of Life - terms explained with corresponding photos and hotlinks.
 
5/13/04:
Characteristics of Living Things - This is power point presentation detailing each characteristic. Great information with correlating pictures.
 
 
Classification/Kingdom Sites:
Natural Perspective - I just love this site! Beautiful images, nice layout, and interesting, plain-language explanations of higher-level eukaryotic taxa. The only drawback is that there is little or no information available for a few taxa- - I hope they keep adding to this excellent site - includes different kingdoms.
 
CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS: "Tutorials" An Introduction to the Principles of Taxonomy with a Focus on Human Classification Categories.
 
Life in a drop of pond water.
 
Classification of Kingdoms and Taxonomy - an overview - text information.
 
The Six Kingdoms of Life - text info with labeled graphics.
 
Unlocking the mysteries of the kingdoms.
 
Scientific classification- explains in easy to understand terms the classification of the Blue Whale.
 
Classification of Matter and Taxonomy - links to individual great sites.
 
Classification and Nomenclature - outline format.
 
Naming a Fungi - using the binomenclature system - includes hotlinks.
 
Classification/Taxonomy OnLine Quiz.
 
5/12/04:
Classifying Life -In this feature, you'll step into the shoes of a taxonomist and classify three forms of life: a plant, an animal, and a... -- well, you'll need to figure that one out for yourself.
 
 Classifying Key - Welcome to the Sir Robert Hitcham's Living World Keying pages. This will help you to identify any group of plants or animals by answering the yes or no questions below.
 
The Missing Link - This interactive feature shows how random mutations can lead to species-wide change. The "world" presented in this feature is abstract -- colored creatures placed within a colored environment. In a sense, these creatures are alive. They are born, they produce offspring (some with mutations), and they die off.
 
A touch of class - In this lesson, you will play an online activity that challenges your knowledge of different plant and animal traits.
 
Six Kingdoms - BrainPop reviews the six kingdoms; interactive, animation, quizzes and more. - Remember, if you are not a registered user you get limited number of movies per day - but worth the inconvenience.
 
Six Kingdoms Advanced - BrainPop reviews the six kingdoms and delves into the classifying system; interactive, animation, quizzes and more. - Remember, if you are not a registered user you get limited number of movies per day - but worth the inconvenience..
 
 


Cell Sites:

Cells - The Fundamentals of Life - text info with labeled graphics.
 
5/14/04:

Classification/Identfication/Dichotomous Keys:
Leaf tree idea - dichotomous key for a limited number of species or start by comparing coniferous vs. deciduous and then key it out.
 
Enature Online field guide and much more - this is a searchable nature and wildlife database with information and photographs on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, insects ...
 
 

 

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