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Ch 2: Classification & Diversity of Life

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Enhance your understanding of taxonomy, Eukarya, and more. These mobile-friendly lessons on classification and diversity of life can help you get ready to ace an exam or prepare for a class project.

Classification & Diversity of Life - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lessons on classification and diversity of life. One of the topics you'll review is how humans are related to amoebas. You will also gain an understanding of how organisms are named. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:

  • Define classification in science
  • Explain the basics of the naming system in science
  • Describe how binomial nomenclature works
  • Discuss the three domains of life
  • List characteristics of Eukarya

Each lesson is concise and only takes about five minutes to complete. You can filter the list of lessons and just study the topics that you need. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge of classification and diversity of life.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Classification & Diversity of Life
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What is Classification in Science? - Definition & System

1. What is Classification in Science? - Definition & System

In order to understand things in science, we need organization. Because science is such a large umbrella term, we have to organize it into different topics. Learn more about classification in science, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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.

Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

3. 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.

The Three Domains of Life

4. The Three Domains of Life

Biology is a rather mysterious thing. How are we related to fish? How can you say we are related to amoebas? We will explore the idea of taxonomy here, sticking with the most generalized concept, the domain.

Eukarya: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

5. Eukarya: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

What makes us so complex? How are we any different from simple single-celled bacteria? It's because we're further up the evolutionary chain; we're examples of eukaryotes. In this lesson, we'll define Eukarya and eukaryotes and explore their characteristics.

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