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Interactive video lesson plan for: Scientific Name Binomial Nomenclature

Activity overview:

Scientific names.
Let’s look at the scientific name of several common organisms.
Scientific name of a cat = Felis domesticus
Scientific name human = Homo sapien
Scientific name of a dog = Canis lupus familiaris

What does a scientific name tell us?
The name is a two part name. A fancy word for this is called “ binomial nomenclature.”
The first part of the name is the Genus and the second part is the species domesticus.

Humans belong in the genus Homo and the species sapien.

A cat would belong to the genus Felis, and the species
Plant-based names would follow the same rules when creating a scientific name for plants.

Resources for binomial nomenclature:
What is binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature examples

Scientific name cat and other animals

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Tagged under: biology,binomial nomenclature (literature subject),binomial nomenclature,taxonomy,science,classification,genus,biological classification,scientific names

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