1.2 A Reading Questions

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1.2 A Reading Questions

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

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