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Lesson 2 Classification
Transcript of Lesson 2 Classification
Confused! Can I help you?
"I heard I am suppose to have a name so people don't just holler at me saying "Hey Bear", but I don't know what type of Bear I even am according to Humans.
I can help you with that. Follow me and I will help you figure out your name!
Great! I will follow you anywhere. By the way I am starting to get hungry!
first developed by
by habitat and morphology
Do not fit easily
into the categories
classified life as
did not consider
and some organisms
making up the
the study of form and function
The sharp claws of a bear help the bear dig and climb plus helps it kill prey
3 main categories
herbs, shrubs, trees
click pictures to enlarge
2000 + years ago
based on his views
thought species were:
The idea that species were unchanging was widely accepted until Charles Darwin
Using Aristotles system of classifying animals, how would you classify this animal. It is flightless, but still a bird. Do you classify it as a Land animal, or Animal of the air?
You would have trouble using Aristoles system with this animal. It could go into both
Formalized Aristotle's system into a scientific system
(form and function)
based off of latin or greek words
Similar to your first and last name
Typically in Latin
helps scientists use a common language that all know.
Your first name and last name tells the world about you
For example: My name John MacDonald means
John= "God is Gracious"
MacDonald=Scottish and tells people my Heritage in Scotland
Donald "founding member of the Clan Donald family
Domain= the broadest of all categories.
Either Eukarya (if have nucleus) or Archaea (no nucleus)
( alot of organisms)
how to classify
a field of
bacteria and viruses
Plants and trees
You, and every other animal
is the study of
series of choices
So if you just give me your footprint we can use a Dichotomous key to figure out what you actually are!
Ok! Here you Go
With your partner work to identify each of the prints than help the Piggy tell his friend what his real name is.
print from friend
White Tailed deer
So my name is Ursus americanas (black bear)! Thanks little buddy now I won't be confused when Mr. MacDonald's kids come in my woods again! With their non stop talking!
No problem! Always glad to help! Here is how you are grouped!
Is there anything else I can help you with
Actually Yes! Now you can get in my Belly!
I feel like baby back ribs tonight!
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