Kingdoms of Life

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of how living creatures are divided into the 5 kingdoms.
An overview of the main classes of chordates.
An understanding of Binomial names.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Organisms are traditionally classified into three domains and further subdivided into one of six kingdoms of life. In this class, students will examine how living organisms are divided into 5 kingdoms based on their characteristics. Students will then discuss how the chordates (animals with backbones) are divided into their main classes before learning the binomial system of classifying organisms. This class is aimed at biology students in Years 10 and 11 but is a great resource for any students interested in animals!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11 or in S4 and S5. 

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
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