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Classify To put things together in groups based on similar characteristics
Organism A living thing
Scientific Name The unique name given to each species of organism that tells its genus and species levels of classification
Common Name A non-scientific name for an organism used by people in a specific area
Binomial Nomenclature The 2-word naming system that creates a scientific name for each species
Dichotomous Key A tool to help identify the name of an organism by using paired, opposite characteristics
Species The smallest level of classification. The level in which two organisms have the same genetic code and can mate and reproduce more of the same species.
Genus The second smallest level of classification. The level that has closely related organisms with slightly different genetic codes.
Domain The highest level of classification. The most general level with the most number of different organisms that have only a few characteristics in common.
Kingdom The second highest level of classification. Domains are divided into kingdoms.
Phylum (Phyla is plural.) The third highest level of classification. Most kingdoms are divided into phyla.
Division The third highest level of classification in the plant and fungi kingdoms.
Multicellular Organisms that are made of more than one cell.
Unicellular Organisms that are made of only one cell.
Radial Symmetry The body parts are arranged like the spokes of a wheel.
Bilateral Symmetry The body parts are arranged as two mirror images.
Endoskeleton The skeleton is on the inside of the body (deer, snake, human, bird, fish)
Exoskeleton The skeleton is the outside covering of the body (insect, spider, crab)
Segmented The body is in sections (earthworm, insect, leech)
Appendage A part that comes out of the main body section (leg, wing, fin, tentacle, antenna)
Tentacles Appendages that can grab and sting their prey
Spores In plants that do not have flowers, these act like seeds to start new plants.
Consumer An organism that ingests its food
Producer An organism that absorbs energy and makes food inside its cells.
Created by: Teentitans503