Learning Objective: To help our Cambridge students understand the classification of plants from an expert in the field
Grades 6, 7 and 8 Cambridge students had a seminar on the Topic Classification of Plants and Animals. The principal took up the Classification system that was first introduced by Carls Linnaeus father of Taxonomy. She explained the purpose of grouping living by using analogy of the library. The library organizes and sorts books according to themes, subject, and genres. Similarly living organisms have been organized based on commonalities and differences of their characteristics features for the convenience of their research and study. Mrs. Hema explained in detail the naming system “Binomial Nomenclature”, gave an in depth information and description of each Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Families to the lowest genus and species level. She brought in a lot of discussion and insights on the Invertebrate groups Platyhelminthes, Nemathelminthes, Annelida, Arthropoda, Microorganisms bacteria, viruses, and protozoa and their effects on the causes of deadly dangerous diseases. She showed them a wide range of species belonging to each of the Plant, Animal and Achaea kingdom. She divided all geckos into mix group named them after the Invertebrates so they can memorise the profiles of each group. She asked them to jot down as many questions that had on the topic for which they will be quizzed at the end of the session. The principal made a fun learning experience for all the geckos.