Why Do Biologist Classify Organisms?

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  • Why do biologist classify organisms?
  • Today we are going to be learning about why biologists classify organisms.
  • Classification is the process of grouping living things based on their similarities.
  • Biologist use classification to organize living things into groups so that the organisms are easier to study. Does anyone know what classification is?
  • Taxonomy is also important. Taxonomy is the study of how organisms are classified. It makes it easier for scientists to classify different animals.
  • It is also important to know about a scientist named Carolus Linnaeus. He devised a system that we still use today. Linnaeus placed organisms into groups based on their features. The system he made was the binomial nomenclature.
  • The binomial nomenclature makes it easier for the scientists to communicate about an organism because everyone uses the same scientific name for the same organism. Only the first letter of the scientific name is capitalized and they are written in Latin.
  • Can you explain a little bit more about the binomial nomenclature?
  • See you tomorrow!
  • Bye!
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