• considering the reasons for classifying such as identification and communication
  • grouping a variety of organisms on the basis of similarities and differences in particular features
  • considering how biological classifications have changed over time
  • classifying using hierarchical systems such as kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
  • using scientific conventions for naming species
  • using provided keys to identify organisms surveyed in a local habitat
  • investigating classification systems used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and how they differ with respect to approach and purpose from those used by contemporary science Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-curriculum priority Hand icon