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  • 1. Name__________________________________________Date__________________________Period_____________
    Bacteria to Plants Book A Ch. 1.2 “Classifying Organisms”
    As you read pages 16-24 answer the following questions thoroughly and completely.
    • Explain why scientists classify organisms.
    • 2. Define:
    • 3. Classification-
    • 4. Taxonomy-
    • 5. Who was Carolus Linneaus and explain what his contribution to modern science was?
    • 6. Define:
    • 7. Binomial nomenclature-
    • 8. What is important about the genus and species name of an organism?
    • 9. How is a scientific name for an organism correctly written? Why are these names in Latin?
    • 10. What is the advantage of using scientific names for organisms?
    • 11. List the eight levels of the classification system starting with the broadest and going to the narrowest.
    • 12. What is a dichotomous key and how does it work?
    • 13. Who was Charles Darwin and what was his theory about evolution?