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Classification and Ecosystems: Overview

Year 7 Science: Science as a human endeavour [VCSSU] Science Inquiry Skills [ (VCSIS]

Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library (2019). 

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
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Patterns allow the identification and description of relationships, including cause and effect.

Classification and Ecosystems | Overview: Keywords and terms

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

Botany, Classification, Entomology, Invertebrate, Mammalogy, Ornithology, SpeciesTaxonomy, Vertebrate, Zoology

Level 2Biology DictionarySee also the following terms from the Biology Dictionary. Biology Dictionary entries include examples and a short quiz for each term.

Classification and Ecosystems | Overview: Articles

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Classification and Ecosystems | Overview: eBooks

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Classification and Ecosystems | Overview: Videos

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"In terms of biological classification, organisms are classified, or grouped, with other organisms that they are most closely related to. These small groups are then classified together into larger groups and so on, until we reach the top level of classification which places organisms in one of three biological domains - Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya. When each organism is classified in this way it allows scientists to see the relationships between different species, and make sense of the hugely diverse array of life." (FuseSchool, 2016)


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Classification and Ecosystems | Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.

Australian Curriculum Alignment

Curriculum Metadata

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Classification - Education Services Australia Ltd 2005-02-01T00:00:00 2011-10-12T04:55:59Z Classification systems Classifying Grouping procedures Scientific classification Sorting procedures Taxonomy 6.4 – BT Information management removed, BT Scientific method added. Classification Use for resources about the ordering of related phenomena into categories, groups, families or systems, according to characteristics or attributes.

Binomial naming system - 2010-06-18T00:00:00Z Animal identification Binomial classification system Binomial nomenclature 6.5 Binomial naming system Education Services Australia Ltd 2016-11-28T03:56:41Z Plant identification

Taxonomic rank - Education Services Australia Ltd 2010-06-18T00:00:00Z 2013-02-21T04:45:05Z Classes (Classification) Domains (Taxonomic rank) Families (Classification) Kingdoms (Classification) Linnaean taxonomy Orders (Classification) Phyla Phylum Taxonomic hierarchy 6.5; 6.6 - Changed from Linnaean taxonomy to Taxonomic rank. Taxonomic rank

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