Classifying Living Organisms

This lesson looks at what classification is, how we classify organisms using the Linnaean System and how animals are classified into the five chordate groups.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Some students wanted to find the number of thistle plants growing on a lawn. Which method should the students use to decide where to place the quadrats?

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Q2.Which is the correct method for calculating area of an compound shape?

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Q3.Calculate the area of the field.

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Q4.The mean number of plants in a 1m x 1m quadrat is 1.5. The lawn measured 12 metres long and 10 metres wide. Estimated the number of plants on the lawn.

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Q5.The field measured 40 m by 145 m.The students used 0.25 m² quadrats. The students found a mean of 0.42 dandelions per quadrat. Estimate the population of dandelions on the field.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Some students wanted to find the number of thistle plants growing on a lawn. Which method should the students use to decide where to place the quadrats?

1/5

Q2.Which is the correct method for calculating area of an compound shape?

2/5

Q3.Calculate the area of the field.

3/5

Q4.The mean number of plants in a 1m x 1m quadrat is 1.5. The lawn measured 12 metres long and 10 metres wide. Estimated the number of plants on the lawn.

4/5

Q5.The field measured 40 m by 145 m.The students used 0.25 m² quadrats. The students found a mean of 0.42 dandelions per quadrat. Estimate the population of dandelions on the field.

5/5

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Quiz:

Classifying Living Organisms

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is the correct definition of classification?

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Q2.Which is the correct order of classification?

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Q3.Which category (from above) in this classification is the largest?

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Q4.Who devised this system of classification?

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Q5.Which kingdom do mushrooms belong to?

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Q6.The trout, duck, crocodile, water vole and frog are all chordates. Which of the following is a feature that partly defines these members of the chordate phylum?

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Q7.The five groups of chordates are:

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Q8.Which is of following groups is the chicken NOT in?

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Q9.What is the main difference between mammals and birds?

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Q10.In what way are amphibians different from reptiles and fish?

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Q11.Which of the five chordate groups does a bat fall into?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Classifying Living Organisms

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is the correct definition of classification?

1/11

Q2.Which is the correct order of classification?

2/11

Q3.Which category (from above) in this classification is the largest?

3/11

Q4.Who devised this system of classification?

4/11

Q5.Which kingdom do mushrooms belong to?

5/11

Q6.The trout, duck, crocodile, water vole and frog are all chordates. Which of the following is a feature that partly defines these members of the chordate phylum?

6/11

Q7.The five groups of chordates are:

7/11

Q8.Which is of following groups is the chicken NOT in?

8/11

Q9.What is the main difference between mammals and birds?

9/11

Q10.In what way are amphibians different from reptiles and fish?

10/11

Q11.Which of the five chordate groups does a bat fall into?

11/11

Lesson summary: Classifying Living Organisms

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