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Week Fifteen Science Warm Ups

1. What is the term for the science of classification?

Answer: taxonomy

2. Name the Greek philosopher that introduced the term species.

Answer: Aristotle

3. Name the scientist that created a classification system using species, genus and kingdom. Also tell what he called his naming system.

Answer: Carolus Linnaeus; binomial nomenclature

4. According to the hierarchical system of classification there are seven major categories. Name them in order from largest to smallest.

Answer: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species

5. What are the five kingdoms?

Answer: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia

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