There are six kingdoms that all have different properties and vary widely. These are Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists, Bacteria, and Archaea. In this activity, students will create a chart that describes each kingdom and provides examples of organisms that fall into that kingdom. Students should include the major properties of that kingdom and a short description of the organism they selected.
To make this activity more accessible to struggling or younger students, give the students the names of different living things and have them sort the organisms into the six kingdoms. Alternatively, require only animals, plants, and fungi.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Identify the different kingdoms and provide a written and visual example.
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All the categories are correctly identified.
Most of the categories are correctly identified.
Some of the categories are correctly identified.
There are three correct examples for each category, with images.
There are two correct examples for each category, with images.
There is one correct example for each category, with images.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
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