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 KB Download
Objectives, Skills, and Vocabulary 66 KB Download
Program Features 1.06 MB Download
Materials List 63 KB Download