Classification Charts

These charts are used to study taxonomy, starting from the phylum to the species level. A specific species is chosen (e.g. the Asian Honeybee) and its complete classification is given. At every level, two other groups are also depicted. For example, the Asian Honeybee belongs to the family Apidae; in addition, the families Apocritae and Formicidae that belong to the same order are also depicted. This enables students to understand why an organism is placed in a particular taxon and how members of the taxon differ from members of other taxons.

The kit consists of the following components:

  1. Completed charts for six organisms that can be used for reference.
  2. Pre-printed A3 sized cards with spaces where students can create their own classification charts.
The suggested mode of use is:
  1. The teacher demonstrates the idea of a classification chart by using the example charts.
  2. Students are formed into groups and each group is given one species to work on. Ideally, the species would be one that is common locally.
  3. Students research about the species and its taxonomy and use the pre-cut cards to write information about the species. The cards are then stuck to the correct places on the A3 cards. Different students in the same group would be encouraged to select different examples for the alternate groups. For example, while one member of the group may choose Hexapoda/Chellicerata/Myriapoda as the three classes, another may choose Hexapoda/Chellicerata/Crustacea.
  4. After the charts are completed, there would be a discussion on the same.


ItemCopies/SetPrice (INR)Price(USD)
Teacher Set: Six vinyl posters, A2 size 1 2000 USD28
Student Cards: A3 size 15 1000 USD15

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