Classifying Living Things Notes

Classifying Living Things
1. Classification
 Classification is the act of grouping things by using a set of rules.
2. Kingdoms
 All living things belong to one of five groups called Kingdoms.
3. Fungi
 Living things that have many cells and get food from other living things
are Fungi.
4. Protist
 Living things that have one cell with a nucleus are Protist.
5. Monerans
 Those with no nucleus are Monerans.
6. Kingdom
 A kingdom is the largest group in which living things are classified.
7. Species
 A species is the smallest group in which living things are classified.
8. Genus
 A genus is the second smallest group in which living things are classified.
9. Vertebrates
 Within the animal kingdom, there are two main groups. One group,
animals that have a backbone, is call vertebrates.
10. Mammals
 It is divided into several smaller groups. These are mammals, or animals
that have hair.
11. Reptiles
 Reptiles, are animals with dry, and scaly skin.
12. Amphibians,
 Amphibians are animals that have hard scales and live in water.
13. Invertebrates
 Invertebrates are animals without a backbone.
14. Vascular
 Within the plant kingdom, there are two large groups. Plants that have
tubes in their roots, stems, and leaves are vascular.
15. Nonvascular
 Nonvascular plant do not have tubes and pass water and nutrients directly
from cell to cell.
16. Snail
 A snail is a mullusk.
17. Fungi
 All of the following are examples of fungi: mushrooms, yeasts, and molds.
18. Nonvascular plants
 Non vascular plants are most likely found along riverbeds.
19. Monerans
 Are one-celled organisms with no nucleus.
20. Vertebrates
 Have sharp senses and large brains.
21. Bacteria
 Is an example of monerans.
22. Mosses
 Are examples of nonvascular plants.
23. Spiders
 Spiders are not vertebrates.
24. Clams
 Clams are invertebrates.
25. Vascular plants
 Are any plants that have flowers or cones