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Gr 6 Classification Activities

classificationThe arrangement of things in groups of similar items.
Linnaean systemA classification system useful for storing and finding information about living things
AnimaliaThe name of the kingdom that is made up of animals
PlantaeThe name of the kingdom that is made up of plants
FungiThe name of the kingdom of plant like organisms that do not make their own food but take the nutrients that they need from the environment
ProtistaThe kingdom of classification in which members often have traits of both plants and animals
MoneraThe kingdom that includes bacteria
adaptationA structure or feature of an organism that helps it meet a particular need in its natural habitat
genusThe first part of an organism's scientific name: a group of organisms that share major characteristics and are therefore closely related.
speciesThe second part of an organism's scientific name that identifies one specific organism in the genus
dichotomous keyA guide used to identify an organism based on its characteristics
invertebratesAnimals that do not have backbones
exoskeletonA hard outer covering
sapienThe species name for humans
vertebrateThere are 5 of these groups
metamorphosisWhen an organism changes from larva to adult
photosynthesisWhen an organism makes its own food from the sun
respirationThis happens in all cells and usually needs oxygen

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