Through illustrations and interactives you will explore the major divisions (domains, kingdoms) of life. Before you get started, don’t forget to print out your OnTRACK Biology Journal.
TEKS Standards and Student Expectations
B(8) The student knows that taxonomy is a branching classification based on the shared characteristics of organisms and can change as new discoveries are made. The student is expected to:
B(8)(C) compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals
Describe how taxonomists classify living organisms.
Describe the three-domain classification system and the six-kingdom classification system.
Describe common characteristics of organisms grouped into each of the six kingdoms.
How do the three domains of life differ from each other?
How are organisms classified into kingdoms?
What is the difference between a prokaryote and a eukaryote?
What is the difference between an autotroph and a heterotroph?