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How do biologists classify a new species found in the Galápagos Islands? Segments cover the characteristics that scientists employ to group all plants and animals.
- CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS: Explains the system that is based on shared physical characteristics and internal structures.
- CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS: Highlights seven key functions--movement, sensitivity, respiration, nutrition, growth, excretion, and reproduction.
- CLASSIFICATION OF PLANTS: Takes into consideration how plants absorb water, if they have seeds, and whether they bear flowers.
- CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMALS: Looks at different features each animal possesses, such as skeletal structure and method of breathing.