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FC: The Order of Life | By Jared Auton

1: The Order of Life

2: Life is so wide and wonderful that, to be able to understand it, scientists have split it up into three groups, called domains.!

3: The first domain is Bacteria. The cells of organisms in this domain have no nuclei and have cell walls with peptidoglycan, a neat substance used to create a cushion for the cell wall. To the right is an example of one of these organisms, Streptococcus

4: The second domain is Archaea. I know, it sounds like arcade, but trust me, it can be just as fun! Archaea are almost exactly like Bacteria, except they aren't lucky enough to carry peptidoglycan in their cell walls. To the left is a picture of an Archaea organism, Methanogen | Methanogen

5: The third and final domain is Eukarya. The neat thing about Eukarya is that you are a member of this domain, and you didn't even have to sign up! All animals are in the Eukarya domain, as well as Protists, Plants, and Fungi. To the right is a photo of a field of moss, which is a proud member of the Eukarya domain. | Moss

6: Beyond the three domains are six kingdoms, large groups that represent the life on this earth. The first kingdom is animalia (animal for short). | Animals have many cells and have to find and eat food. They do not have cell walls.

7: The next kingdom is plantae, or plants for short.. | Plants have many cells, make their own food from light, cannot move on their own, and have cell walls with cellulose.

8: Eubacteria is a kingdom that fits in the Bacteria Domain. It is prokaryotic, made up of one cell, makes its own food, and has cell walls with peptidoglycan. | E. Coli

9: Archaebacteria is a kingdom that fits in the Archaea Domain. It is prokaryotic, sometimes makes its own food, sometimes not, has cell walls but not peptidoglycan, and is made up of one cell.

10: Protista is the fifth kingdom. It's cells (they usually only have one) are eukaryotic, can make their own food or find it, and have cell walls that are made up of cellulose or chloroplasts. | Paramecium

11: The sixth and final kingdom is fungi. Fungi are Eukaryotes and have to find food, usually from dead or decaying living things. They can either have many cells or just one. | Mushrooms

12: There are so many living things, all the scientists just didn't know what to do! So they they made this guide of living things, just for you!

13: The kingdoms come first, they're a real joy! Fungi, Protists, Eubacteria, Plants, ArchaeBacteria, and animals are the six kingdoms.

15: Next is the phylum, what a word that is! The kingdoms are split and this is what we get. You can understand it - you're a whiz!

16: Phylum | PHYLUM

17: the next level is the class, oh what a treat! The phylum is taken apart, just like your own class...you'll get it in a beat!

18: After class is the order, doesn't it make sense? Life is broken down even more here, just like a-z in your homeroom!

19: Up next is family, and I know what you're thinking... | YEs! just like the kids in your homeroom, every living thing in an order has its own family!

20: In the family, everybody is related, but some are STILL different. The genus is the group of living things that are in the dame family but have different qualities. The different groups in your family, like those crazy cousins or your fancy aunt and uncle, are just like how genus is used in the living world!

22: Last but not least is the species. The species is the most special level of animals, just like your own unique self! | The members of a species are almost exactly alike, just like if you had a twin!

24: And that's how life on earth is organized! Isn't it fun?

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