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Classification

In this worksheet, students will learn about the scientific classification system.

'Classification' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Biology: Interactions and Interdependencies

Curriculum subtopic:  Relationships in an Ecosystem

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The diagram shows the five kingdoms with some sample organisms:

The animal kingdom is divided into two groups. Vertebrates (with a backbone) and invertebrates (without a backbone). The diagram below shows further grouping and examples of vertebrates and invertebrates. It is really important that you remember the characteristics of all groups, especially all the vertebrate groups. You will be asked, in tests, to identify what group organisms belong to. The second diagram shows the characteristics of plant groups.

 

 

Arthropods from the invertebrates are even further classified into more groups. The diagram above shows four further groups of arthropods.

What kingdom do mushrooms belong to?

animals

plants

fungi

What kingdom do lobsters belong to?

protoctists

animals

insects

Is this statement true or false?

Vertebrates have no backbones.

true

false

Tick two invertebrate groups.

echinoderms

mammals

molluscs

birds

Give an example of a mollusc.

flatworm

snail

sea urchin

Tick two examples of echinoderms.

sea urchin

star fish

slug

worm

Is this statement true or false?

Spiders are insects.

true

false

Is this statement true or false?

The difference between mammals and the other vertebrates is that mammals are the only ones that give birth to live young.

true

false

Where can amphibians live?

Tick two answers.

in burrows

in nests

on land

in water

Tick two flowering plants.

aloe

algae

fern

bean

  • Question 1

What kingdom do mushrooms belong to?

CORRECT ANSWER
fungi
EDDIE SAYS
Mushrooms are fungi.
  • Question 2

What kingdom do lobsters belong to?

CORRECT ANSWER
animals
EDDIE SAYS
Lobsters are animals.
  • Question 3

Is this statement true or false?

Vertebrates have no backbones.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
Vertebrates have backbones.
  • Question 4

Tick two invertebrate groups.

CORRECT ANSWER
echinoderms
molluscs
EDDIE SAYS
Echinoderms and molluscs are invertebrates.
  • Question 5

Give an example of a mollusc.

CORRECT ANSWER
snail
EDDIE SAYS
Snails are molluscs.
  • Question 6

Tick two examples of echinoderms.

CORRECT ANSWER
sea urchin
star fish
EDDIE SAYS
Sea urchins and star fish are echinoderms.
  • Question 7

Is this statement true or false?

Spiders are insects.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
Spiders are arachnids; arachnids have four pairs of legs, whereas insects have three.
  • Question 8

Is this statement true or false?

The difference between mammals and the other vertebrates is that mammals are the only ones that give birth to live young.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
This is true. All the other vertebrates lay eggs.
  • Question 9

Where can amphibians live?

Tick two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
on land
in water
EDDIE SAYS
Amphibians live on land and in water.
  • Question 10

Tick two flowering plants.

CORRECT ANSWER
aloe
bean
EDDIE SAYS
Aloes and beans are flowering plants.
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