Roots of Life Chapter 1 Section 2: Classifying organisms

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Roots of Life Chapter 1 Section 2: Classifying organisms
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vocab chapter 1, section 2
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  1. CLASSIFICATION
    process of grouping things based on similarities
  2. WHY DO WE CLASSIFY THINGS?
    it makes the organisms easier to study
  3. TAXONOMY
    the scientific study of how living things are classified
  4. CAROLUS LINNAEUS (LINN-A-US)
    Devised the system of naming organisms that we still use today. 

    two parts- genus and species
  5. BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE
    the two part naming system that Linnaeus used

    binomial:  2 names
  6. GENUS
    1st word in the organism's scientific name
  7. SPECIES
    2nd word in a scientific name often describing a distinctive feature of an organism such as where it lives or its appearance
  8. THE MORE CLASSIFICATION LEVELS THAT TWO ORGANISMS SHARE, THE MORE CHARACTERISTICS THEY HAVE IN _________
    common
  9. THE 7 LEVELS OF CLASSIFICATION 

    try to create a mnemonic device to help you remember
    • Kingdom
    • phylem
    • class
    • order
    • family
    • genus 
    • species
    • (King Philip came over for ginger snaps.)
  10. TAXONOMIC KEYS
    useful tools for determining the identity of organisms
  11. CHARLES DARWIN
    came up with the theory of evolution which is that species changed over time
  12. EVOLUTION
    process by which a species gradually change over time

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