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Chapter 2

Grade 5 Life Science Chapter 2

What is the process of grouping similar things together? classification
What is a major, large group of similar organisms? kingdom
What is a unique kind of living organism? species
What are the five kingdoms? animals, plants, fungi, protists, bacteria
Listing them in order from least specific to most specific, what are the categories into which scientists classify organisms? kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
Within a kingdom, what is the largest group of organisms? phylum
If two animals belong to the same genus, are they more closely or less closely related than two animals that belong to a different genus and the same species? more closely
What is the main difference between members of the plant and animal kingdom? a plant makes its own food
Does moss have vascular tissue (tubes)? no
Do flowers have spores? no
Do ferns have spores? yes
What is an animal with a backbone? vertebrate
What is an animal without a backbone? invertebrate
Does an octopus have a backbone? no
Which group has the greatest number of animal species, vertebrates or invertebrates? invertebrates
Is a snake a vertebrate? yes
What does the function of a body part describe? what it is used for or its purpose
When I talk about the structure of a body part, what am I describing? what it is made of
One animal has a backbone and one does not. Can they share the same word in their scientific name? no
Created by: KAUELIGHT