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Ch 12: MTLE Life Science: Classification of Living Organisms

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In this Classification of Living Organisms chapter of our MTLE Life Science preparation course, we'll be taking a look at scientific classification. Expert instructors and self-assessment quizzes will help you prepare for the MTLE Life Science exam by reviewing these classification concepts with you.

MTLE Life Science: Classification of Living Organisms - Chapter Summary

Prepare for MTLE Life Science exam questions on how scientists organize living creatures with this chapter's lessons. Our instructors will show you the basics of taxonomy, characteristics of the fungi kingdom and many other classification topics. In this chapter we'll review:

  • How to define the characteristics of living things
  • Taxonomy
  • The definition, characteristics and examples of the kingdom protista, the animalia kingdom, the kingdom fungi, and the kingdom plantae
  • Bacteria's characteristics

With our expert instructors leading short, easy-to-navigate video lessons and self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson, you'll be able to study at your own pace. Whether you just need a review, or you're completely lost when it comes to living organism classification, this chapter will help you succeed on your exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTLE Life Science: Classification of Living Organisms
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The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

1. The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

A house is not a living thing, but the people, animals, and plants living inside it are. So how do we define 'life'? Learn about seven characteristics that all living organisms have in common, no matter how different they may look on the outside.

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.

Kingdom Protista: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

3. 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.

Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

4. 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 Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples

5. 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 Plantae: Facts, Characteristics & Examples

6. 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.

What is Bacteria? - Definition & Types

7. What is Bacteria? - Definition & Types

Germs...bugs...prokaryotes...monerans. Whatever you call them, bacteria outnumber every other kind of life on this planet. In this lesson, we'll take a look at these tiny creatures to determine exactly what they are, as well as the methods we use to try and classify them.

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