Classification of Organisms

Classification of Organisms

Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will introduce the characteristics of living things such as the basic characteristics of life and how living things are structured and classified.

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Terms to Know
  • Cell

    A cell is the basic unit of life.

  • Homeostasis

    Homeostasis is an organisms ability to maintain a constant internal environment.

  • Invertebrate

    An invertebrate is an organism that does not have a backbone.

  • Vertebrate

    A vertebrate is an organism that has a backbone.