Classification of Organisms

Classification of Organisms

Data Tables and Post-Lab Assessment

Table 2: Key Characteristics of Some Organisms

Organism Kingdom Defined Nucleus Mobile Cell Wall Photosynthesis Unicellular
E. Coli       Yes   Yes
Protozoa   Yes Yes No   Yes
Mushroom   Yes   Yes    
Sunflower   Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Bear   Yes Yes      







Post-Lab Questions

1.    Did this series of questions correctly organize each organism? Why or why not?



2.    What additional questions would you ask to further categorize the items within the kingdoms (Hint: think about other organisms in the kingdom and what makes them different than the examples used here)?




3.    What questions would you have asked instead of the ones that you answered about when classifying the organisms?