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  • Why do we classify in science?
    The ones who started it…
    • The first scientists ever to classify were Lewis and Clark.
    • They described hundreds of plants and animals in order to classify them.
    • To classify means to put things into groups.
    Reasons to Classify
    • Classifications systems make communication in science easier by having just one name for each organism.
    • It also helps to organize information about organisms and their needs.
    • Keeps scientist from giving two different names to an organism.
    Understanding Classification Systems
    • A classification system lists organisms in a series of groups.
    • Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.
    • These are archaebacteria, eubacteria, protest, fungi, plants and animals.
    • The highest classification is kingdom.
    • It’s the most general group, and consists of six subgroups.
    • The lowest level is called specie.
    • A particular type of genus.
    Human Classification
    Kingdom ->Animalia
    Phylum -> Chordata
    Class -> Mammalia
    Order -> Primates
    Family ->Hominidae
    Genus -> Homo
    Specie -> Homo Sapiens
    Questions:
    • Who were the first scientists to classify organism?
    • What Kingdom does the humans belong to?
    • What is the lowest level of the classification system called?
    • How many subgroups are inside of the kingdom level?
    • In your opinion which is the MOST important reason to classify?