Copyright

Ch 10: Variation & Classification

About This Chapter

Expand your knowledge of genotypic variation, taxonomy, Kingdom Protista, and more. These lessons on variation and classification can help you prepare for a class project or get ready to ace a test.

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.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Variation & Classification
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Continuous & Discontinuous Variation in a Species

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.

Genotypic Variation: Definition & Example

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.

Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

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.

The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool

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.

Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

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.

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.

Kingdom Protista: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

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.

Kingdom Bacteria: Definition & Examples

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.

Kingdom Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples

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.

Archaebacteria: Definition & Examples

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support