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Variation & Classification - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of variation and classification. You can review topics like taxonomy and archaebacteria. There's also an opportunity to improve your understanding of continuous and discontinuous variation in a species. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Measure and graph representations of variation
- Recall causes and effects of genotypic variation
- Explain basics of the common naming system used in science
- Discuss uses of the dichotomous key in classifying unknown objects
- Recount facts about Kingdom Animalia and Kingdom Plantae
- List the requirements for entering Kingdom Protista
- Describe characteristics of Eubacteria
- Provide examples of Kingdom Fungi
These lessons help you quickly grasp the topics presented, and our instructors are proficient in facilitating an engaging learning experience. You can review all the lessons in sequential order, or just study the lessons you need. There are also quizzes available for each lesson.
1. Continuous & Discontinuous Variation in a Species
This lesson defines continuous variation and discontinuous variation. You'll learn some reasons why species variation occurs and how to plot continuous and discontinuous variation on a graph.
2. Genotypic Variation: Definition & Example
Genotypic variation is what makes us all different and lead to many diverse species and individuals. This lesson takes you through what genotypic variation is, the causes, and some of the effects.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Archaebacteria: Definition & Examples
Archaebacteria survive and thrive in hostile environments, like hot springs and your intestines. This lesson will explore archaebacteria, describe how they are classified, and then give some examples of these extreme-loving organisms.
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