Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

The Classification of Living Things

VIEWS: 6 PAGES: 11

									    Classifying Living Things
The act of grouping things by using
 a set of rules is known as
Classification.

All living things belong to one of
 five groups. These groups are called
 Kingdoms.
Taxonomy
King
 Phillip
   Could
     Order
       Four
        Great
         Snacks
                 Kingdom
 The five kingdoms of living things are:
   Monerans (bacteria)~ Monerans have
    one cell with no nucleus
   Protists (algae, amoebas)~ Protists have
    one cell, but each cell has a nucleus
   Fungi (mushrooms, yeast, molds)~ Most
    are many celled. They are like plants,
    except they cannot make their own food
    and must absorb food from other living
    things.
                 Kingdom
 The five kingdoms of living things continued…

   Plant (Trees, plants, flowers, grasses,
    ferns, mosses)~ Many celled. Make their
    own food.
   Animal (Monkeys, birds, fish, spiders,
    snakes, insects). Many celled, feed on
    living or once-living things.
                             Phylum
Most animals are separated into vertebrates and invertebrates .
Invertebrates are animals that Do Not have
 Backbones.
   Insects, which are invertebrates, are the largest
    animal group in numbers.
   Mollusks and clams are invertebrates; may have a
    hard outer shell.
   Other invertebrates, like worms, have no shells,
    legs, or eyes.
  Invertebrates make up 97% of the animal
    kingdom.
                       Class
Vertabrates are animals that Have Backbones
Most of the largest animals in size are vertebrates.

There are five classes of vertebrates:
   Mammals - have hair or fur, make milk to feed
    young
   Birds - have feathers
   Fish - have hard scales and live in water
   Reptiles - have dry, scaly skin
   Amphibians - have moist skin and no scales
         Order

We will not classify to this
           level
        Family

We will not classify to this
           level
        Genus

The second smallest group
 into which living things
       are classified
       Species

The smallest group into
 which living things are
       classified

								
To top