Characteristics and classification
You will remember from your Key Stage 3 studies that species with similar characteristics are put into groups, and that this is called classification. Remind yourself of the basics of classification.
The first rank in this system is called a kingdom. There are five kingdoms, based upon what an organism's cells are like:
There are several further ranks before we reach a particular species. In order, these are:
For example, lions have the following classification:
One way to remember this is by using a daft sentence like this one:
"Kevin plays clarinet or flute - grotty sound!"
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