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Ch 29: Life Science Classification & Life Cycles

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Brush up on what you know about biological classification and life cycles with the lessons in this chapter. Take quizzes along the way to apply what you've learned.

Life Science Classification & Life Cycles - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, explore how we classify something as living and then examine how we classify living things. Additionally, study the components and processes involved in a variety of life cycles. In these lessons, you'll review:

  • Measures for classifying something as alive
  • How to use a classification system to organize living things
  • Ways to classify living things based on characteristics
  • Processes of the plant life cycle
  • Embryonic development
  • Life cycles of vertebrates and invertebrates

We work diligently to keep the learning experience refreshing as well as effective. Our instructors have developed inviting lessons to help keep you engaged in the educational process. To see how well you've absorbed the information from each lesson, self-assessment quizzes are available.

6 Lessons in Chapter 29: Life Science Classification & Life Cycles
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Characteristics of Living Things

1. Characteristics of Living Things

Have you ever wondered what makes something alive? Learn more about the characteristics that classify something as living. These shared traits can be observed in all living things in the world around us.

Levels of Biological Organization

2. Levels of Biological Organization

This lesson is about the organization of living things, or biological organization. Just like it can be helpful to organize your closet, scientists use a classification system to organize living things. This allows for clarity when talking about a species and provides information about an organism, just through the name!

How to Classify Living Things Based on Characteristics

3. How to Classify Living Things Based on Characteristics

How in the world do scientists classify living organisms? There are so many critters on earth, it seems really challenging. This lesson will explore how organisms are classified and will delve into the classification system.

What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

4. What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of 'life cycle' and find out about the three basic stages of a life cycle. You'll also explore examples of different life cycles.

Essential Elements of the Plant Life Cycle

5. Essential Elements of the Plant Life Cycle

People need essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins to live and reproduce, and plants also have a set of essential elements for similar purposes. This lesson discusses this subject.

Embryonic Development & Life Cycles of Invertebrates & Vertebrates

6. Embryonic Development & Life Cycles of Invertebrates & Vertebrates

In this lesson we will compare and contrast the embryonic development and life cycles of vertebrates and invertebrates. You'll learn how they are similar and how they are different, and view examples.

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