Intended Learning Outcomes:
Explain the function of classification system.
Explain how classification today is based on increasingly narrower categories, using the species as the basic identifying level.
Describe the binomial system of nomenclature used in modern biology.
Name the five kingdoms used in modern biology and describe the main characteristics of each.
Explain the advantages of the five kingdom system of classification.
Show how taxonomic keys, often dichotomous in nature, can be used to help classify certain organisms.