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Grade 3-5
1h 2m

The Tree of Life

by Sofia Schembari | Science FREE

6 Lessons 1:02:04
  1. 1. Introduction 13:37
  2. 2. Microbes 8:31
  3. 3. Plants & Fungi 11:12
  4. 4. Animals 13:45
  5. 5. Building a Tree of Life 10:17
  6. 6. Discovering New Life 4:42

Grade 3-5

1h 2m

NGSS Standards



About the course

Did you know that all living things are related? Learn about many types of organisms (living things) and how they are related in this class! We’ll talk about microbes, plants, fungi, and animals, and make an artistic representation to show how they all fit together in the magnificent tree of life.


  • Animals
  • Biology
  • Fungi
  • Life
  • Microbes
  • Organisms
  • Plants


Hello! My name is Sofia and I am a recent graduate of Columbia University, where I studied evolutionary biology. After graduation, I spent almost a year in Costa Rica doing behavioral field work with white faced capuchin monkeys. I am currently completing my Master’s in Teaching at New York University while working as a middle school science teacher. Previously, I have also done field work in Kenya and worked at the American Museum of Natural History.

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