Presentation on theme: "Classification of Living Things"— Presentation transcript:
1 Classification of Living Things Diversity of Life
2 What is classification? Classification is the grouping of things according to characteristicsThe science of classifying organisms is known as taxonomy
3 Early classification systems Aristotle grouped animals according to the way they movedJohn Ray was the first to use the term “species”
4 Binomial Nomenclature Developed by LinnaeusTwo-name systemEach organism has a genus and a species nameFirst name (genus); second name (species)
5 What is a scientific name? Combination of the genus and species name of an organismScientific names of organisms are always italicized or underlined: (Genus is capitalized; species name is lower-case)
6 QuestionsWhat is classification?Why is classifying living things important?What is taxonomy?Describe binomial nomenclature.
7 QuestionsWho developed a system for naming living organisms?For what is John Ray known?What is a scientific name of an organism and how is it written?
8 Seven classification groups of living things KingdomPhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
9 QuestionsWhat are the seven classification groups?Kings Play Cards On Fat Green Stools