The Classification of Organisms

Objectives for the chapter and helpful videos/songs/charts are listed below. This is not an all inclusive list of the content, but it is an excellent place to start or review! The videos are used as a study tool and may cover more or less than what we will cover in class. I will not test you on anything we did not cover in class, unless stated otherwise.


The Necessity of Classifying

The Classification Hierarchy 9.1 (Pg. 203-209)

  1. Explain the need for a classification system
  2. List the seven levels of taxonomy hierarchy
  3. List the major characteristics of the six kingdoms

Scientific Names 9.2 (Pg. 209-212)

  1. Explain the advantageous of binomial nomenclature
  2. Describe the proper method of writing a genus-species name

The Species and the Kind

The Species 9.3 (Pg. 213-216)

  1. Describe the components that make a species
  2. Explain the problems with the species concept
  3. Respond to the assertion that “speciation causes new kinds of organisms to form”
  4. List and describe some of the factors that contribute to speciations

The Biblical Kind 9.4 (Pg. 217-220)

  1. Describe the criteria for a biblical kind
  2. Explain the basis for a natural system of classification

Biological Classification Pick-up Lines

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