Classify Classroom Objects

Classify Classroom Objects


In this activity, you should devise your own classification system for some objects you see in your classroom. Follow the directions on this sheet to do the activity. Then answer the questions.


  1. Carefully observe the objects your teacher has provided.
  2. Note the color, shape, size, etc. of these objects.
  3. Classify each of the items into six groups, giving each group a heading based upon its contents. 

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3











Group 4

Group 5

Group 6












Classify Classroom Objects

What characteristics did you look at in order to decide what group to place an object?



Did an object fit into more than one group? Why or why not?



Do you think that scientists use classification when they are studying things? If so, how and why?



Do you think that scientists classify organisms?



Why do you think scientists like to classify organisms?



Does classifying these organisms into certain groups help scientists study them?



How does classification help scientists study organisms? How not?





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