Classification of Living Things CLASSIFICATION CLASSES Classification CLASSIFICATION
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Classification of Living Things • CLASSIFICATION • CLASSES
Classification • CLASSIFICATION MEANS TO PUT THINGS INTO GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR CHARACTERISTICS. • SCIENTISTS BELIEVER THAT THERE ARE OVER 10 MILLION DIFFERENT KINDS OF SPECIES ON EARTH. • IN ORDER TO MAKE THEIR JOB EASIER, SCIENTISTS CLASSIFY LIVING THINGS INTO GROUPS, BASED ON HOW THEY ARE THE SAME, AND HOW THEY ARE DIFFERENT.
Classification Cont’d • CLASSIFICATION IS ALSO KNOW AS TAXONOMY. • TAXONOMISTS ARE SCIENTISTS THAT IDENTIFY AND NAME ORGANISMS.
Classification Cont’d IMAGINE WHEN YOU ARE GETTING DRESSED IN THE MORNING. CLASSIFYING ALL THE LIVING THINGS IS LIKE THAT-IT’S MUCH QUICKER IF ALL THE THINGS YOU WEAR ARE ALREADY SORTED INTO GROUPS. YOUR JEANS, SHOES, SOCKS, AND SHIRTS ARE GROUPED TOGETHER SO YOU CAN FIND THEM EASILY, RATHER THAN ALL BEING IN ONE BIG BOX. • • JUST IMAGINE HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE IN THE MORNING TO GET DRESSED IF ALL YOUR CLOTHES WERE JUST IN ONE BIG PILE?
Classify �Put things in groups �Use observation and comparison �Place similar organisms in one group
Benefits of Classifying �Accurately names organisms. �Prevents misnomers such as starfish and jellyfish that aren’t really fish. �Uses same language for all names.
Classification System -Makes it easier to communicate clearly by having one name for each organism. -Helps organize information about organisms. -Still changing.
Scientific Classification Kingdom King Phylum Phillip Class Came Order Over Family For Genus Green Species Soup
Classes �In the Animal Kingdom, there are five classes. - Mammals - Birds - Reptiles - Amphibians - Fish
Mammals �Humans are also mammals. �Mammals have hair or fur. �They are feed milk when they are young. �They are Warm-blooded.
Reptiles �Reptiles have dry scaly skin. �They lay eggs on dry land. �They are cold-blooded. Ex: Snake
Next Week. . �We will continue to talk about the 5 Animal Kingdoms into further detail. �We will continue to discuss and demonstrate how animals are sorted into groups (vertebrate and invertebrate) and how vertebrates are sorted into groups (fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal). �http: //www. teachersdomain. org/asset/Isps 07_int_a nimalclass/ Have a great weekend class!!