Free OPAL teachers' pack on taxonomy

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Calling all science teachers! Help your class learn about biological classification with a free teaching resource pack created by the OPAL team at the Natural History Museum. It is available to download from the OPAL website:

Classifying and naming species (the science of taxonomy) is an essential part of biology and science. After all, in order to study an animal, it's important to know exactly what animal it is.

This free resource pack includes a series of illustrated lesson plans and supporting PowerPoint presentations. It offers a fun and informative introduction to how scientists classify life on Earth.

We hope that the lessons and activity ideas they contain will encourage and aid the teaching of wildlife classification and identification within secondary schools, particularly at the level of Key Stage 3. Teachers of Key Stage 4 biology may also find the lessons useful as revision materials.