Ch 31: General Science: Characteristics of Living Organisms

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The state of Arizona administers the AEPA General Science exam to aspiring teachers. This chapter will help you prepare for questions about the classification and naming of organisms as well as the evolutionary history of prokaryotes and human beings.

AEPA General Science: Characteristics of Living Organisms - Chapter Summary

Explore this chapter to review the system of the binomial nomenclature and the evolutionary history of prokaryotes, protists, plants, fungi and animals. Start by watching this series of lesson videos taught by our expert instructors, whose objective is to prepare you for questions AEPA General Science exam about:

  • Classifications and system of the binomial nomenclature
  • The process of assigning names to living things
  • Evolution of archaebacteria and eubacteria
  • Importance of the evolution of protists
  • Characteristics and evolution of plants and fungi
  • Evolutionary history of animals and human evolution

All of these topics are covered in detail by our expert instructors, yet the lessons are short enough to watch in about ten minutes or less. They can be conveniently viewed on the go via a mobile device or you can read over the transcripts at intervals throughout your day. You'll also have the option of printing out your correct quiz results and studying them whenever possible

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AEPA General Science: Characteristics of Living Organisms Objectives

The AEPA General Science certification exam is composed of 150 multiple-choice questions used to test future science teachers' mastery over their fields of study. Test-takers exam will complete these questions over the course of three hours. Twenty-five percent of the material covered in this computer-based certification exam will fall under the domain of Life Science and include some questions about the classification, characteristics and evolutionary history of organisms. Through this chapter, study the system of the binomial nomenclature and evolutionary history in preparation for the questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 31: General Science: Characteristics of Living Organisms
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Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

1. Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

Life on Earth is incredibly diverse, with over one million species. But have you ever wondered how all these organisms are named? In this lesson, you'll learn about the scientific naming system called binomial nomenclature.

Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

2. Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

The name you give to a living thing may be completely different than the name someone else uses. In science, we use a common naming system for all living things to avoid confusion. This lesson will explore the basics of our classification system.

The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

3. The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

The first living organisms on Earth were bacteria. These small organisms still exist today and are responsible for many things. In this lesson, we will explore both ancient bacteria and true bacteria.

The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

4. The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

Some organisms are very familiar. However, there are some that play vital roles in our lives that we don't even think about. We will look at a group of one of these unfamiliar kingdoms - protists.

The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

5. The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

In early classification systems, plants and fungi were grouped together. While there are some similarities between these two kingdoms, there are some key differences that we will explore.

The Evolution of Animals: Importance & Evolutionary History

6. The Evolution of Animals: Importance & Evolutionary History

The animal kingdom ranges from simple organisms like sponges to complex organisms like humans. We will look at some defining characteristics of animals as well as examples of both invertebrates and vertebrates.

The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

7. The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

Just like other organisms, humans have changed over time. We will look at the evolution of humans as well as connections with our primate relatives, including Old World and New World primates.

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