Classification Line-up

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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to organize an interactive model for learning the classification system (taxonomy) of living things. Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners can explore the classification categories (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species) and practice the classification of organisms.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Model


Materials List (per student)

  • Wooden blocks, Duplos™ or other suitable base approximately 2” by 2”
  • Craft sticks
  • Index cards with large print, Braille, and/or pictures
  • Tape


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Classification
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • The Scientific Worldview


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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