Learning Exercise

Evolution: Change: All in the Family

Students will practice classifying living things into categories based on different criteria.
Course: Introductory Biology for Non-majors

This is a companion site to the PBS series Evolution. It contains numerous interactive exercises and simulations keyed... see more


1. Evolution: All in the Family (http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=76232) a. Click “Evolution Library” at the top of the page. Click “Evolution of Diversity,” then click “All in the Family.” b. Perform activities as instructed at the site accessed, then respond to the following “Two Minute Paper” questions: i. What was the most important point you learned about classifying living things? ii. How will this idea help you as you learn about living things in this course? iii. What organisms do you think are most like humans? iv. What evidence supports this? In other words, how could you support your claim with scientific research or established scientific data?


Introduction to Biology: Classification of Living Things

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Classify living things into categories based on different criteria.