How Scientists Classify things
How scientists name living things (activity)
How did you organize the living things you found?
I organized them by putting them into plants and cnimals, and mammals and reptiles, and then put them into categories by comparing them to real life plants and animals.
What did the living things in your different groups have in common?
Type of food they eat, how they get energy, shape, size, color, etc.
How did your classification differ from scientists' classification?
It didn't really, they just named things better,
How did you come up with names for living things that didn't have names?
I named it based on where it was or what it looked like.
How do scientists name living things in the real world?
By putting the name of the group of closely related animals first, then use a defining feature or the name of the person who discovered it.
Subclass - a smaller group in a group.
Kingdom - an organization of living things, for example fungi, or animals.
Phylum, groups of organisms that have the same body plan, i.e organisms that have backbones.
Class, a ubgroup of phylum, i.e mammals,
Order, Subclass of Class, i.e Carnivores
Family, Subclass of Order, a group of similar animals.
Genus, Subclass of Family, meaning "descent, family, type, gender" in latin. i.e Canis, or the Genus for dogs
Species, one group of organisms that are all the same physically.
taxonomy, The science of classifying and naming living things.
binomial nomenclature - A system for naming using two names.