• Chapter 1 Vocabulary

    Classifying Living Things


    Lesson 1:

    Organism—a living thing Kingdom—the largest and most general grouping

    Phylum—a main group within a kingdom, whose members share a common characteristic

    Species—a group of similar organisms that reproduce more of their own kind

    Scientific Name—a unique name given to every living thing. The name is formed by combining the genus and species.

    Vascular – plants that have veins or tubes in their roots, stems, and leaves.

    Nonvascular – plants that do not have veins or tubes.