Chapter 17: Classification
When you go to the grocery store to buy potato chips do you go to the produce section? Of course not! You go to the snack foods aisle. You know exactly where to go to find the chips because the grocery store has organized the food products into categories based on similarities. Scientists do the same things with life on Earth, they organize it! The organization system is known as classification or Taxonomy. By learning the basic rules of taxonomy you too will be able to understand how things are organized in our natural world, just like the grocery store. This will be a fun and interesting chapter that will lead us directly into our Kingdom survey beginning with the next chapter, Bacteria & Viruses.