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5 features of living things use energy, made up of cells, reproduce, responds to their environments, grows
define cells the basic building blocks of life
define organism any one single living thing
living examples humans, trees, giraffes, etc.
non-living examples desks, pencils, papers, etc.
classification system order kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
define kingdom the largest classification of living things, all living things fit into a kingdom
5 kingdoms animals, plants, protists, bacteria, and fungus
2 bacteria kingdoms archaebacteria and eubacteria
describe the organisms in animals multi-celled, gain energy from eating other living things
describe the organisms in plants multi-celled, make their own food through photosynthesis
describe the organisms in protists single or simple multi-celled, with a nucleus
describe the organisms in bacteria one-celled, no nucleus
describe the organisms in fungus one or multi-celled, reproduce by spores
examples of animals giraffes, humans, dogs, etc.
examples of plants trees, grass, flowers, etc.
examples of protists amoeba, algae, diatoms, etc.
examples of bacteria coli, streptococcus, salmonella, etc.
examples of fungus mushrooms, mold, yeast, etc.
define vertebrates animals with backbones
define invertebrates animals without backbones
examples of vertebrates giraffes, dogs, elephants, horses, etc.
examples of invertebrates jellyfish, spiders, crabs, etc.
define vascular plants with structures to carry food and water through their roots, stems, and leaves
define nonvascular plants without structures to carry food and water, and that do not have true roots, stems, and leaves
examples of vascular plants trees, grass, flowers, etc.
examples of nonvascular plants moss, hornwort, liverwort, etc.
define dichotomous key a list of questions to be answered about an object to discover what kind it is
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