Classification is where all the species are put into groups. They are usually grouped with other species of similar charicteristics.

  • Kingdom (see below)
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species

Why do we classify?[edit | edit source]

  • To name things
  • To make sense of our world
  • To show relationships
  • To make a logical order, and therefore make it easier to find things

The five kingdoms[edit | edit source]

There are five kingdoms which are the biggest group an organism is placed in.

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