Ch 19: Praxis General Science: Hierarchical Classification Scheme

About This Chapter

Review these lessons to learn more about scientific names and the hierarchical classification scheme. A careful study of this chapter can help prepare you for any related questions on the Praxis General Science test.

Praxis General Science: Hierarchical Classification Scheme - Chapter Summary

This chapter serves to prepare you for the Praxis General Science exam by looking at taxonomy, or the classification and naming of plants and animals. Information reviewed in these lessons includes:

  • Identifying the characteristics of the kingdom Bacteria
  • Summarizing and giving examples of the kingdom Protista
  • Explaining the characteristics of the kingdom Fungi
  • Understanding the classification of the kingdom Plantae
  • Defining and giving examples of the Animalia kingdom

Each brief video lesson is accompanied by a full transcript, so you have the option to use the studying format that works best for you. Key vocabulary words are highlighted, and they can aid you in your studies for the Praxis General Science exam. Be sure to take the short practice quiz at the end of each lesson to ascertain how well you comprehend the content and to practice answering questions in a multiple-choice format like you'll find on the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Praxis General Science: Hierarchical Classification Scheme
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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.

Kingdom Bacteria: Definition & Examples

2. 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.

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.

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 Plantae: Facts, Characteristics & Examples

5. 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.

Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

6. 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.

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