Ch 17: OAE - Biology: Taxonomic Systems

About This Chapter

Check out this study guide to prepare for the Biology Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) by learning about living organism taxonomies. Watch our stellar video lessons and then test your skills with our self-assessments.

OAE Biology: Taxonomic Systems - Chapter Summary

Our chapter includes video lessons that will help you understand taxonomies and methods of classification for living organisms. The lessons in this chapter can prepare you to answer questions on the OAE Biology exam pertaining to taxonomic systems. After studying this guide, you will be prepared to:

  • Explore taxonomies of living things and understand classifications
  • Use the dichotomous key to classify living organisms
  • Explain why living systems require free energy and matter
  • Identify the organization, function, and structure of organisms
  • Understand how organisms adapt to environmental shifts

Instructors have put together these lessons to explain taxonomic systems in a simple way. Get to know the dichotomous key, and then, when you think you understand the chapter's key concepts, see how you fare with our self-assessments.

OAE Biology: Taxonomic Systems Chapter Objectives

Passing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) is a requirement for perspective teachers and those seeking re-licensure in the state of Ohio. Teachers must pass the OAEs corresponding to the subjects they wish to teach. Instructors teaching life sciences to 7th graders and older must pass the OAE Biology exam. To pass, one must earn a score of 220 on a scale of 100 to 300. Questions are derived from a set of standards determined by the state of Ohio to be compulsory information for entry-level teachers.

The OAE Biology exam consists of five domains, including a domain focused on genetics and evolution. This section, which includes questions related to taxonomies and classifications, accounts for 27% of the questions on the OAE Biology exam. This study guide will get you comfortable with subject matter that may pop up in this domain. The computer-based OAE Biology exam consists of 150 questions and has a three-hour time limit. All questions are stand-alone and multiple-choice.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: OAE - Biology: Taxonomic Systems
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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.

The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool

2. The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool

Sometimes, the best way to identify an object is to take a step-by-step approach. Dichotomous keys are perfect for this, helping us classify unknown objects through a series of questions and answers that lead us down the correct path.

Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter

3. Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter

Free energy and matter are required by all living things in order to grow, reproduce, and maintain biological processes. Additionally, free energy and matter must also be recycled through the environment in order to remove dead material and allow for new growth.

Living Organisms: Organization, Functions & Structure

4. Living Organisms: Organization, Functions & Structure

In this lesson, you'll learn about living organisms and how they're structured and organized. You'll also discover how the larger functions of organisms are spread into smaller parts. Then, take a quiz to test what you've learned.

Environmental Changes & Adaptation in Organisms

5. Environmental Changes & Adaptation in Organisms

In this lesson, we will discuss what happens when an organism is forced to deal with environmental changes. You will learn what adaptation is and how organisms benefit from it.

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