Kingdoms of Life

Module contents

Explore the many kingdoms of life—in the classroom or field

Hands-on activities inspire students to learn by investigating life classification; how organisms create a food web; microbes—bacteria, fungi, and protists; plants and the plant life cycle; and animal behavior. They also design their own experiment on environmental preference.

In the module’s comprehensive culminating activity, students conduct six field surveys—site, forest, grassland, stream/river, microlife and soil—using collection, identification, and observation skills.

Kingdoms of Life includes:

  • Investigation literature and student guide, comprehensive Curriculum Guide, and a Curriculum Resources CD-ROM with a virtual lab
  • Three units of study (labs), each with 2–8 activities (17 activities total):
    • Unit 1: Classifying Life
    • Unit 2: Life’s Kingdoms
    • Unit 3: Comprehensive Inquiry Investigation
  • Posters on classification, viruses and bacteria, protists, plants, and the ecology of vernal pools
  • Storage cabinet with materials for 40 students in clearly labeled drawers
1294372 Complete Module with Virtual Lab
1294370 Curriculum Guide
1288848 CD-ROM Network License
1306594 Refill Package
Kingdoms of Life Sample Downloads
Unit Summary 62 K Download
Objectives, Skills, and Vocabulary 66 K Download
Program Features 1.06 MB Download
Materials List 63 K Download