In our study of Apologia's Flying Creatures we not only thought of our own Classification System Mnemonic to help remember Taxonomy: Klingons (Kingdom) Pop (Phylum) Corn (Class) On (Order) Friendly (Family) Gas (Genus) Stoves (Species), but gathered the plethora of stuffed animals in the house and tried to fit them into Kingdom, Phylum, Class and in some cases Order.
Armed with Apologia's Flying Creatures and older brother's Apologia Biology books plus the internet, my kids did a good job organizing and classifying. They had fun AND it was a great way to help them visualize this aspect of science!
|Kingdom Animalia....where did all these animals come from and who paid for them ?|
|Phylum Chordata ..... still a pile load of creatures!|
|Class Crustacea - a tasty bunch!|
|Class Mammalia - still more!|
|Order Perissodactyla - My daughter's favorite|
|Order Carnivora (The bears were absent from this picture!)|
When we have more time to spend on this, I think we'll try to go further in our classification.