A taxonomist classifies information into categories and subcategories based on shared characteristics, such as sorting organisms into kingdoms and phylums or classifying data types.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Taxonomist is like.
Taxonomists identify similar characteristics between different species in order to categorize them correctly. In this activity, you’ll try your hand as a taxonomist by discovering the characteristics we share with other species!
STEP 1: Open this taxonomist activity and make a copy.
STEP 2: Follow the directions and do it! Go outside, find 6 organisms, and practice your taxonomy skills using the chart as a guide.
STEP 3. Share your completed activity (be sure to finish the taxonomist report at the end) in the Student Showcase. Build your resume as a taxonomist!