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ACSSU111

Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms

Elaborations

  • considering the reasons for classifying such as identification and communication (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • grouping a variety of organisms on the basis of similarities and differences in particular features (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering how biological classifications have changed over time (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • classifying using hierarchical systems such as kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • using scientific conventions for naming species (Skills: Literacy)
  • using provided keys to identify organisms surveyed in a local habitat (Skills: Literacy)

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