Monday, September 15, 2008

Classification Acrostics?

Although you might not have ever heard the term "acrostic," you are familiar with its use. An acrostic is very similar to an acronym. However, instead of using the first letters to spell a single word, these letters are used to spell different words that form a sentence or memorable phrase. The classification scheme for living things can be remembered using a memorable acrostic, and that is your task tonight. Make up a great, interesting, maybe even funny acrostic to help you remember the scientific classification scheme, and then set it up nicely with cool colors and maybe even some clever illustrations or decorations. For example:
That's the sort of thing that makes us grin, and is easy to remember, so it can be a great tool for remembering: Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.

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