Concepts of Classification Kit #KIT-11109URL: https://www.acornnaturalists.com/concepts-of-classification-kit.html
Concepts of Classification Kit
This lab activity provides a controlled environment for exploring a rather complex concept: the classification of things different and similar at the same time. Students learn that 20 different objects can be assigned to different groups based on color, shape, size, type of edge, structure, and number of sides. With these materials, they are able to grasp the general concept of characteristics and order. Students label traits, define objects by their traits, determine grouping characteristics and relate this knowledge directly to animal and plant taxonomy and classification. This activity emphasizes the idea of order and relationship found among the many types of plants, animals, and minerals. All kit components are reusable. Recommended for grades 4 to 9.