Diversity of Living Things
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Diversity of Living Things fifth course in the General Science series, an interdisciplinary major that gives you a grand tour of the sciences. In the world today there are millions of different types of organisms that exist both in water, air and on land. These organisms have been grouped according to their external characteristics and how close they are to one another. This process is called classification. This chapter, therefore, will help you identify, appreciate and group/classify the different animals and plants and become familiar with their importance.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
a) know the processes that are characteristic of all living things and their importance.
b) know the parts and functions of typical animal and plant cells.
c) understand the levels of cellular organisation in multicellular organisms.
d) know the seven levels of taxonomy.
e) understand the two-word naming system of living organisms.
f) know characteristics of organisms in the following categories of living things: monera, protoctista, fungi, plantae, arthropoda, chordata and viruses.
g) analyse the uses and harmful effects of organisms in kingdom monera and fungi.
h) know the main characteristics of insects and understand the lifecycles of a housefly, cockroach, mosquito, bee and butterfly.
i) appreciate the useful and harmful aspects of a housefly, cockroach, mosquito, bee and butterfly and devise methods of controlling them.
DIVERSITY OF LIVING THINGS
- General structure of the flowering plantLecture2.1
- Test Your Knowledge: Diversity of Living Things II 10 questions10 minQuiz2.1
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