Wikijunior:Biology/Kingdoms

Wikijunior:Biology
Nervous System Kingdoms Archaea

KingdomsEdit

When we look at living things we divide them up into groups and give the groups names. This is called classification.

Living things are classified into groups of different sizes. The biggest groups contain almost everything. The smallest groups have only a few types of living things in them.

The groups are, from large to small:

Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species


The domains are Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya, but most people still find it easiest to divide things by kingdom.

The six kingdoms are:

Archaea
Bacteria
Animalia (Animals)
Plantae (Plants)
Fungi (Funguses and mushrooms)
Protista (Protists and Algae)
Last modified on 21 July 2010, at 15:54