Science Olympiad Fossils Division B
Transcript Science Olympiad Fossils Division B
6 - Taxonomic hierarchy
• What is it good for?
• Biological classification, or
scientific classification in biology,
is a method of scientific taxonomy
used to group and categorize
Mnemonic to help them
(King Phillip Came Over
For Great Soup
You are an alien taxonomist. Your job is to classify the aliens
found on the planet Bizarro-World. You have noted that there
are two main groups of organisms on this planet: a group of
humanoid like organisms that live on the land, and a group of
fish like organisms that live in the water.
The fish like organisms are photosynthetic and get their food
from Bizarro-Sun, the humanoids eat the fish-like organisms.
Because there are so few species, your taxonomic scheme
will only use Kingdom, Phylum, Genus and Species. Create
a flow chart showing the organisms taxonomic structure, and
make up names for the taxa. Give all of the aliens a scientific
name. The aliens on Bizarro-World are pictured below, cut
them out to help you organize the groups.
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Flash Cards Instructions
Divide the work between team members
Check each others work
Work on the fossils assign to your team
Use the sample flash cards posted to the schools Science Olympiad web
site under the Fossil event. Sample Files are:
5. Save your flash card files using this name:
1. FlashCardsName of FossileName of Fossil
Example is: FlashCardsFusulinidsNummulites.ppt
For Fossil pictures start with these 3 files loaded on the school Science
Olympiad web site
Another good source is:
Web Site: http://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Fossil_List