GO IN DEPTH

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Launch Tool

This resource will introduce you to cladistics, a classification system that scientists use to show the relationships between species. In this system, relationships between species are shown on a cladogram, a diagram that is similar to a family tree. An interactive cladogram allows you to explore the relationships among various kinds of living things and to view information and pictures about them.


For Educators

This is a good resource for students to explore individually or in small groups. Since this resource can be used to explore a variety of topics and ideas, you may wish to provide students with guiding questions to help focus their attention on the concepts that you are trying to teach.

Charles Darwin: Evolution and the Story of Our Species
6-12 | Website
Science Update: Spotlight on the Brain
6-12 | Audio
3D Brain App
9-12 | Interactive

Did you find this resource helpful?

Tool Details

Grades Themes Type Project 2061 Benchmarks
AAAS