by Jean Yu, University Of Georgia

Modified by Kathy Snyder, Norwood Public

This WebQuest activity will help students to understand the major characteristics of the 6 different kingdoms.

Introduction

Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, has come back to life! He was known for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms a very long time ago but many changes have been made to his classification system!  A long time ago Carl had come up with only 2 different kingdoms, plants and animals. But today, there are 6 different kingdoms used for classification! Carl is very confused! You scientists have to help Carl Linnaeus understand his new and revised classification system.