Microsoft ® Office PowerPoint
of Slides: 18
for grades: 7 - 12
presentation introduces the concept of biological classification or
will learn that the first biological classifications were developed by a
Swedish naturalist, Carolus Linnaeus.
classified animals and plants according to shared observable physical
the theory of evolution, taxonomists are now placing organisms on an
evolutionary tree and calling these "phylogenetic
relationships". Classifications are now done by positioning
organisms according to structural similarities, functional similarities
or shared descent from a nearest common ancestor.
classifications are looked at according to the ranking scale working
from species to life.
will learn that there are currently five kingdoms: monera,
protista, fungi, plantae, and animalia.
of how a species is ranked within the classification scale are given as
well as the correct way to write a species name followed by genus.
terms: classification; taxonomy; taxonomist; phylogenetic; rank;
species; genus; family; order; class; phylum; kingdom; domain; life;
monera; protista; fungi; plantae; animalia.
Roiser BAA, BEd &
Kevin Chorowiec OCT, BAS, BEd