CLASSIFICATION SCAVENGER HUNT

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Go to Infoplease.com

1. What is another name for the classification system of classifying living things?
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2. What are the seven divisions in this system in order from most general to most specific?
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3. Name the five kingdoms agreed upon by most scientist.___________________________
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4. How are species identified? __________________________________________________

5. Go to Factmonster.com and write the purpose of classifying organisms.
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6. Go to Examples of Systematic Classification and identify the kingdoms, phylum, class, order,
family, genus, and species of the Rhesus monkey.
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7. In what kingdom is Haircap.moss? _______________________________________________


8. Using the Sample Classification shown, what phylum is the lion classified and why?
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Go to Life Science Safari

9. Name the three different shapes of bacteria. ________________________________________
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10. Which kingdom is referred to as "little creatures swimming around in a drop of pond water?"
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11. Which of these kingdoms is also known as the Monera Kingdom?
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12. Which of these don't move or contain chlorophyll and therefore cannot make their own food?
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13. Which kingdom is many-celled and contains chlorophyll, which enables them to make their own
 food? __________________________________________

14. Go to Earthfoot.org to find the one difference in the classification level of animals and plants.
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Go to The Plant Kingdom

15. Why is plant categorization more difficult than animals? _________________________________
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16. From what is it believed land plants evolved? __________________________________________
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17. Into what two large groups are plants traditionally divided and what is the main difference?
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Go to Natural Perspective
18. What are the four classification systems for plants? _________________________________
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Go to Plant Kingdom to answer:
19. What two groups of plants make up vascular plants? _________________________________
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20. In what group are ferns? _______________________________________________________
21. In what group are gymnosperms and angiosperms? ____________________________________

Go to Factmonster.com
22. Into what two groups/divisions are animals classified? _________________________________
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23. Which group of animals are cold-blooded, breathe with lungs, have scales, and usually lay eggs?
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24. Which group of animals are the largest and most diverse of all animals, and have segmented
      bodies supported by an exoskeleton?_______________________________________________
25. Try using Inspiration to form a concept web showing the classification of organisms.