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What is one way to classify organisms?
By their Physical Characteristics
The largest Classificaion group is
Kingdom
Organisims in each kingdom share basic
Traits
What is a trait?
it is a Characteristic of a living thing
Organisms in the Protist kingdom have how many cells?
they can have one or many cells
Organisms in the Protist Kingdom
Have a nucleus
Kingdom
largest of the classifcation groups
Phylum
A large group within a kingdom that share at least one major characteristic (like having a backbone)
Class
a phylum is broken down into these (
Order
Classes are broken down into these
Family
order is broken in to these
Genus
familiy is broken down to these
Species
This is the smallest Classification
Why do we classify organism
To be able to communicate about them by using the same name
Are there organisms that have never been classified
Yes scientists are working to classify organisms in the rainforest before they die out
Why are organisms in the rainforest dying out
because they are clearing the rainforest
How is an organism named
by using the combining the name of the genus and species
how many species have been classified on earth
abouth 1.75 million
Ancient Bacteria
one celled
no nucleus
makes it's food
some move
True Bacteria
one cell
no nucleus
makes own or obtains food
some move
Protist
one or many cells
has a nucleus
makes own/obtains/eats food
some move
Fungus
one or many cells
has a nucleus
absorbs/eats food
doesn't move
plant
many cells
has a nucleus
makes own food
doesn't move
animal
many cells
has nucleus
eats food
moves