Classification

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Classification
Think of something in your house that you sort or keep in
a certain order.
Classification
 The division of organisms into groups or classes based
on specific characteristics.
Taxonomy
 The science of describing, naming and classifying
organisms.
 Eats meat, green eyes, has fur
 Felis domesticus
 Animal
Branching Diagrams
 Cladogram
 Use the following animals to finish the chart: Snake,
rabbit, frog, kangaroo.
Frog
Air Breathing;
ability to live
on land
Snake
Lay eggs on
dry land;
dry skin
Kangaroo
Fur; live
birth
Rabbit
Young develop fully
inside mother
Levels of classification
 You will need to memorize the eight levels of
classification.
Scientific Names
 Two part names – first and last – species and genus
Dichotomous keys
 Dichotomous Key – and aid that is used to identify
organisms and that consist of the answers to a series
of questions.
 Key
Growing system
 People are still discovering and classifying organisms
Questions
 2. The two parts of a scientific name are the names of
the genus and the specific name.
 4. The eight levels of classification are: domain,
kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.
 6. I think so many species have not been classified
yet because we have not discovered them yet.
 8. The plant that is most similar to the hibiscus is the
pine tree.
 9. The plant least similar to the hibiscus is the moss.
Classification
 Using your answer to the first question: Think of
something in your house that you sort or keep in a
certain order.
 Write down the order/catagories in which you place
these objects.