Living Things – Classification
All living things can be put into groups based on features they have in common.
The main groups are:
Within these large groups are many smaller groups that help scientists to identify new speices using classification keys.
Below is a key that could help to identify different types of mini-beast. It is a series of questions that are answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
You follow the chain for your answers to the next question until you can identify your creature.
Watch the video below about the scientist Carl Linnaeus who first came up with the idea of classifying living things…
Follow these hyperlinks to learn more:-
- BBC Videos on Classification
- National STEM Centre Videos on Classification
- Booklets with further explanation