Classification Exercises

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Classification Exercise
Insects
Cnidarians
Plants
Scientists use the following characteristics to classify plants:
 vascular or non-vascular (true roots, stems and leaves)
 habitat (dry, wet, damp)
 method of reproduction (spores, cones, flowers, capsules, spore cases)
 structure (shape of the plant, shape of the leaves, height, number of leaves)
1
Look at the key above. Explain how plants are classified.
2
Identify the characterisitics used to classify plants.
3
a)
b)
c)
d)
Describe each of the following
monocotyledon
angiosperm
conifer
a plant with rhizoids
4)
Give an example of each of the plant groups listed.
5)
Why isn’t colour or time of flowering an important way of classifying plants?
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