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Terms in this set (48)
Made of cells that are doing life functions.
Made of cells no longer doing life functions.
Things not made of cells, just atoms.
Living things made of more that one cell.
Organs from 2 different organisms that perform a similar function.
The process of grouping thing or ideas by their similarities and/or differences.
Classification of living things.
Credited with starting our modern system of Taxonomy.
A 2-name, name or scientific name.
A combination of the genus and species names.
Scientific Name Format
Genus name capitalized, species name not capitalized with the entire name underlined.
The 6 largest groups that all organisms (living things) are grouped into.
Multi-cellular, cells have organelles that include nucleus, cell wall & chloroplasts.
Multi-cellular, cells have organelles that include nucleus, but no cell wall or chloroplasts.
Multi-cellular, cells have organelles that include nucleus & cell wall, but no chloroplasts.
Single celled, may have organelles similar to plants, animals or fungi.
Single celled, have a cell wall, but do not have nucleus or other organelles.
Ancient life form similar to bacteria that are common today in extreme environments.
Organism with no organelles in the cells, includes both bacteria and archaeobacteria
Organism with organelles in the cells.
The smallest groups in taxonomy. Includes only the male and female of one kind of a multi-cellular living thing.
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus & Species
Classification Level Reminder
King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup
Jointed Leg Invertebrate
Traits of all Arthropods
Exoskeleton, segmented body & jointed legs
Hard covering on outside of organism that shapes and protects it. Similar to fingernail material.
5 Classes of Arthropods
Insects, Arachnids, Crustaceans, Millipedes & Centipedes
Characteristics of Insects
6 legs, 3 body segments, wings, 2 antennae
8 legs, 2 body segments (no antennae or wings)
8 legs, 2 body segments, claws, antennae, gills (no wings)
Characteristics of Millipedes
Many body segments, 2 pairs of short legs per segment, short antennae
Characteristics of Centipedes
Many body segments, 1 pair of long legs per body segment, long antennae
Insect body segments
Head, Thorax, Abdomen (Front to Back)
Insect head structures
Compound eyes, antennae, either chewing or sucking mouth
Eyes with many separate lenses
Insect thorax structures
Legs and wings attached to thorax
Insect abdomen structures
Ovipositors, stingers and contains digestive and sexual organs
Egg laying tube on female insects
Structure produces web or silk strands
Tool for classification using pairs of questions about physical characteristics.
Format for dichotomous key questions
Does it have....
Organism develops through life cycle stages as in frogs or butterflies
Egg, larva, pupa, adult
Caterpillar, worm-like stage
Cocoon or chrysalis stage
Winged reproductive stage
Egg, nymph, adult
Looks similar to adult, but without wings and not reproductive