The kingdom is the broadest category used in the system to classify living things. Today, living things are classified into five kingdoms: monera, protoctista, fungi, plants and animals.
Eukaryotes MONERAKINGDOM PROTOCTISTAKINGDOM FUNGIKINGDOM PLANTKINGDOM ANIMALKINGDOM Living things can be Prokaryotes Click on the green buttons to find out more about each kingdom
• Some examples: Rod-shaped (bacillus) bacteria Coccus-shaped bacteria MONERA KINGDOM •Composed of organisms with prokaryotic cells. •They are all unicellular. They sometimes form colonies. BACK
Algae PROTOCTISTA KINGDOM •Composed of organisms with eukaryotic cells. •They can be unicellular, or multicellular with no tissues. •Some examples: Amoebae BACK
Moulds FUNGIKINGDOM •Composed of organisms with eukaryotic cells. •They can be unicellular, or multicellular with no tissues. •They are heterotrophic decomposers. • Some examples: Mushrooms BACK
Ferns Almond tree PLANT KINGDOM •Composed of organisms with eukaryotic cells. •They are multicellular organisms with tissues. Some have organs. •They are autotrophic organisms. • Some examples: BACK
Squirrel ANIMAL KINGDOM • Composed of organisms with eukaryotic cells. •They are multicellular organisms with tissues. • Most of them have organs and some even have systems. • They are heterotrophic organisms. • Some examples: Jellyfish BACK
Activities Apply what you’ve learned 1 Give an example, besides those seen in the presentation, of an organism that belongs to the Protoctista Kingdom and another that belongs to the Plant Kingdom. 2 Make a table summarising the main characteristics of the five kingdoms. • To see this presentation again CLICK Start