Plant and Animal Kingdoms
Students can learn how scientists classify living organisms on these web sites. Find out about the bacteria kingdom, fungi, protists, the animal kingdom, and the plant kingdom. Includes eThemes resources on plant and animal cells, plant species, and mitosis.
BrainPOP: Six Kingdoms
Tim and Moby teach students about the six kingdoms. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
BrainPOP: Six Kingdoms Advanced
Listen to the movie and then take the quiz. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
The Top Five Kingdoms
Learn about the broadest classification in biology, the kingdom. NOTE: This site links to eBay and contains sponsored links and ads.
Labels and Naming
Students can learn about the naming system that scientists use. NOTE: This site links to eBay and contains sponsored links and ads.
Science For Kids: Plants
Read stories about Dutch elm disease, strawberries, and many more.
This site has photographs and examples of each of the five kingdoms.
Look at photographs of different types of mushrooms.
Read an article and then watch a QuickTime video on tubeworms and crabs that live near deep sea hot spots.
Tree of Life
Click on the pictures on the tree's branches to see pictures of organisms, scientific names, and taxonomic charts for their groups. NOTE: Reading level is advanced, but there is good visual information.
PBS: Baby Tales
Here are some photographs that highlight childhood in the animal kingdom. Use "Critter Guide" for photographs of many different animals.
FactMonster: Carolus Linnaeus
Read this article about the Swedish botanist who founded the modern scientific system of classification. There are links to related articles about taxonomy. NOTE: This site contains ads.
eThemes Resource: Cells: Mitosis
These sites explain the process of cell division called mitosis. See photographs and video of actual cells dividing. Includes animations and diagrams of the process. There are online quizzes and games about mitosis, plus class activities.
eThemes Resource: Cells: Plants and Animals
These sites describe the structures and functions of plant and animal cells. Zoom in on cells to see what they look like as the magnification of the microscope changes. Includes several images and some animated movies.
eThemes Resource: Plants: Species and Parts
These sites have information on different species of plants as well as their parts and functions.