Students will be able to
- recall the contributions of Aristotle and Linneaus to the study of classification and taxonomy,
- state the 5 kingdoms as animals, plants, fungi, protists, and prokaryotes,
- use the binomial system to name organisms according to their genus and their species,
- describe how organisms can be classified according to their physical appearance (artificial classification) or their evolutionary links (natural/phylogenetic classification),
- explain the benefits of classifying organisms into groups, including how it allows scientists to identify new species, determine evolutionary links, and predict characteristics of extinct or extant organisms,
- describe how genetic analysis has led to the 3-domain classification system.