TOPICS COVERED IN CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION TO LIVING THINGS

1. FOUR basic needs of all living things
2. FIVE Kingdoms of living things
3. SIX characteristics of all living things
4. SEVEN levels to the classification system: Kingdom, phylum . . . .
5. Redi proved that spontaneous generation was a myth.
6. Aristotle started the classification system based on the way things moved.
7. Linnaeus began the system we use today which uses various characteristics that we can observe.
8. Latin was the language used for the classification system.
9. Vocabulary:
  • spontaneous generation
  • binomial nomenclature
  • autotrophs
  • heterotrophs
  • homeostasis
10. Know what a taxonomic key is and how to use it.
11. Be able to describe ways to observe the living world.
12. The main purpose of a classification system is to organize things.