The 2 name (binomial) system All organisms have 2 names – a name for the species and a name for a larger group called a genus. Both names are in latin So scientists all around the world understand The genus name comes first, and starts with a capital You underline the name ( in a book/ website it’s in italics) EgHomo sapiens ( humans)
Find some names for other organisms Go to www.wikipedia.com Type in: Cat Dog wolf Tiger Lion Any other organism WRITE DOWN THE LATIN NAMES FOR GENUS AND SPECIES. What do you notice about the tiger and the lion? What do you notice about the wolf and the dog? What does this tell you?
5 Kingdoms These are the largest groups of organisms: Animals Plants Fungi Bacteria protists