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What are the taxonomic categories?

Resource overview

KS 4
Invite your pupils to explore the science of naming, describing and classifying organisms.

Topics covered

evolution and adaptation, conservation and sustainability

How to use this resource

  1. Display the resource on your whiteboard for a whole class approach or print for pupils to read independently


How are the world’s plants and fungi related to each other and how have they evolved over time?  Linnaeus’s original system of classification grouped organisms by physical characteristics. Since then, advances in technology mean that we can now classify plants by their DNA sequences. 


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