ETC Montessori Elementary II Curriculum

Chinese Boxes for Five Kingdom

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A complete set of Chinese Boxes for the 5 kingdoms. Used to help students understand taxonomy, but more importantly, the idea of where we belong in our cosmic journey. Students explore how the concept of simple to complex translates in the various kingdoms. 

This material includes one complete set of pre-cut Chinese boxes for each of the five kingdoms.

Each set includes a card with a graphical example in the front and the characteristics printed in the back for:

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus, and
  • species.

This complete set includes cards for the following kingdoms:

  • Kingdom Prokaryote
  • Kingdom Protoctista
  • Kingdom Fungi
  • Kingdom Plantae
  • Kingdom Animalia

Great care has gone into designing this activity, which is perfectly calibrated so that each circle fits exactly inside the other. Each card has a full color picture on one side and a description on the reverse side. Every icon is an actual photograph so your students can get a clear understanding of what members represent each phylum.

Total number of cards: 35 double sided cards. Each kingdom's cards nest inside each other.

Note: Circles come pre-cut on card stock.


Take a look at our Science Flow Chart for Upper Elementary to see how this work fits in with the traditional Montessori curriculum


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