Roots of Life Chapter 1 Section 2: Classifying organisms
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process of grouping things based on similarities
WHY DO WE CLASSIFY THINGS?
it makes the organisms easier to study
the scientific study of how living things are classified
CAROLUS LINNAEUS (LINN-A-US)
Devised the system of naming organisms that we still use today.
two parts- genus and species
the two part naming system that Linnaeus used
binomial: 2 names
1st word in the organism's scientific name
2nd word in a scientific name often describing a distinctive feature of an organism such as where it lives or its appearance
THE MORE CLASSIFICATION LEVELS THAT TWO ORGANISMS SHARE, THE MORE CHARACTERISTICS THEY HAVE IN _________
THE 7 LEVELS OF CLASSIFICATION
try to create a mnemonic device to help you remember
- (King Philip came over for ginger snaps.)
useful tools for determining the identity of organisms
came up with the theory of evolution which is that species changed over time
process by which a species gradually change over time
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