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Hardwaria


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For a taxonomy activity, I had my students devise a classification system for a box of nuts, bolts, screws, nails and other hardware in the Kingdom 'Hardwaria.' They had to divide them into phyla, classes, orders, families, genera and species based on a system they could explain. The final requirement was to devise a descriptive binomial for each piece using a list of Latin and Greek roots. A small brass hex nut might end up with the binomial Microhex aureum and a washer Platiformus centrostoma.

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