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Ch 22: Hierarchical Classification of Living Things

About This Chapter

Go through these lessons in this chapter to increase your understanding of the hierarchical classification of living things. You can use our multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam to reinforce the information presented in this chapter.

Hierarchical Classification of Living Things - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter can help you understand how living things are classified. You'll focus on taxonomy and the different kingdom classifications. Specific concepts you will learn about in this chapter include the following:

  • The common naming system in science
  • Characteristics of animals
  • Facts about the Plantae kingdom
  • How fungi absorb nutrition and their role as ecological decomposers
  • Requirements for inclusion in the Protista kingdom
  • Major groups of bacteria

You can view as many or as few of the lessons as you choose. If you are already familiar with some lesson topics, for video lessons you can use the timeline tags to jump straight to the areas you want to cover. You can also browse the bold terms in the text lessons and video transcripts for a quick refresher. When you are done each lesson, take the self-assessment quizzes to make sure you have retained all of the material.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Hierarchical Classification of Living Things
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Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

1. 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.

Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

2. Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

With over one million different species, the Animalia Kingdom is considered the largest kingdom. Its organisms also inhabit the most diverse habitats on Earth. This lesson will examine what characteristics animals possess and then will list some awesome animal facts.

Kingdom Plantae: Facts, Characteristics & Examples

3. Kingdom Plantae: Facts, Characteristics & Examples

Chances are, you can thank a plant for your clothes, your food, and even your house. This lesson will explore the kingdom plantae including characteristics plants share as well as some facts and examples of organisms within this kingdom.

Kingdom Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples

4. Kingdom Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples

The kingdom Fungi includes a diverse group of organisms that are neither plant nor animal. They absorb nutrition from other organisms while playing the important role of ecological decomposers. Learn more about this group and take a short quiz at the end.

Kingdom Protista: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

5. Kingdom Protista: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Learn about the requirements to enter Kingdom Protista, one of the five kingdoms of life. Discover and read about the organisms that can be found there.

Kingdom Bacteria: Definition & Examples

6. Kingdom Bacteria: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about Eubacteria. You will learn some of the major characteristics as well as some examples of this major group of bacteria.

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