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There are millions of species of plants and animals, and the ability to study them requires a system for classifying them. Taxonomy is the study of how living things are related to each other. By classifying a species, it is possible to find how closely it is related to other species based on its link to a common ancestor. In this science project, you will visit a zoo, botanical garden, or other facility, find species that interest you and compare their taxonomy. 

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*Visit one or more of the recommended animal or plant facilities (Note: Choose animal or plant species, not both. *Select three different species that interest you. *While viewing the species, take a photograph or make a drawing of the species. Note both the common and scientific name for each of the species. *Using the internet, research the kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genius, for each of the species. *Compare the taxonomy of your species as described in the background section. * At what level or levels do you see commonality? *Use the poster board to create a display for .....
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