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Living Things: They're Classified!

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Living Things: They're Classified!

BrainPop Video:I picked this BrainPop video for my interactive collage because the video is interesting with the hosts Tim and Moby discussing the six kingdoms. Also at the end of the video, there is a quiz students can take about the information. This BrainPop is about a short overview of the six kingdoms: Plants, Animals, Protists, Fungi, Archaea, and Bacteria.

History:Aristotle developed a classification system in the nineteenth century where he grouped living things as Plant Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. The father of the modern taxonomy is Carl von Linne but better as Carolus Linnaeus. He was a Swedish botanical scientist and a medical doctor who lived in the eighteenth century. Linnaeus introduced the hierarchy from broadest to most specific, which also included two kingdoms: plant and animal. Today’s level of classification consists of a kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Currently, scientists use the approach of six kingdoms: plantae, animalia, protista, fungi, archaea, and bacteria. There is no specific individual who developed the classification system that is used today. It is unknown how Linnaeus developed the classification system. However, he first introduced the concept of the classification system in his book “Systema naturae”, which was published in 1735. Linnaeus thought all animals are somewhat different each other. He felt that each animal needed to be classified correctly with animals with similarities. With the use of Linnaeus’ classification system and also the current system, scientists have been able to name millions of species and placed them into six kingdoms. Also with the use of the classification system, scientists have been able to discover forms of life preserved in the fossil record.

Link to Website:I picked this website for my interactive collage because this website is very organized and well-written. Also if a student needs help pronouncing the different science terms, the website is created so the student can click on the microphone icon to hear the pronunciation of the terms. This website is an introduction about Carl Linnaeus’ classification system and the importances of classifying living things.

Living Things: They're Classified!Ms. SchultzBiology

Definition:Classification is the process of arranging organisms into groups based on similarities, differences, body structure, behavior, and color. The science of classifying organisms is known as taxonomy.

Real-Life ApplicationZoologists use the seven levels of classification to study and classify members of the animal kingdom. Not all zoologists work at zoo, but for those who do need to classify animals to make the appropriate rearrangements, such as their animal’s living habitat and food that they eat. Zoologists classify animals so they can study their interactions with other animals in their environment.


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