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Kingdom Scavenger Hunt

Activity Summary
Students transition from genetic analysis to organism-level understanding of DNA’s impact on traits. The instructor guides students on a school-wide scavenger hunt, searching for specimens from as many kingdoms as they can find. Students identify as many defining characteristics of the kingdoms as possible.

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Learning Objectives
1. Identify the six kingdoms
2. Locate and describe representatives from at least four kingdoms
3. List the major defining characteristics of each kingdom

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Lesson Plan

classification, kingdoms, bacteria, fungi, protists, animals, plants

Last updated: 3/3/2015