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