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Chapter 1 - Classifying Living Things

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Unit A - Characteristics of Living Things

Chapter 1 - Classifying Living Things

Explore the basic unit of life that all living things share. Examine cladograms, the tool scientists use to classify plant and animals.

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Activity

Nature Explorations

No matter what the weather or season, you can explore nature with these 11 challenges. See just how good your observation skills are by comparing butterflies, leaves, reptiles, fish, and more. Then record your own observations in a field journal.

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Tree of Life

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Hands-on Activity

Web of Life

Play the Web of Life game to discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive. As you play, you'll come up with the connections between different species and their environments.

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Life in the City

Even the busiest of cities are buzzing with biodiversity. Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some of the inhabitants you otherwise might not notice.

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