Living things can be classified into five groups called kingdoms.

  • The Monera Kingdom
  • The Protist Kingdom
  • The Fungus Kingdom
  • The Animal Kingdom
  • The Plant Kingdom

Characteristics of the five kingdoms
by Aaron Gaffney

The 5 Kingdoms | Classification
by Biology for All – FuseSchool

The Monera Kingdom

  • All living things in the Monera Kingdom are unicellular.
  • Bacteria belong to the Monera Kingdom.

The Protist Kingdom

  • Living things in the Protist Kingdom can be unicellular or multicellular.
  • Amoebas are unicellular.
  • Algae can be unicellular or multicellular.
  • Living things in the Protist Kingdom make their own food through photosynthesis.

The Fungus Kingdom

  • Living things in the Fungus Kingdom can be unicellular or multicellular.
  • Yeast is a unicellular organism.
  • Mushrooms and mould are multicellular organisms.
  • Living things in the Fungus Kingdom take the nutrients from dead plants or animals.

The Animal Kingdom

  • Animals are multicellular.
  • They feed on other living things.
  • We can classify animals into two groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.

The Plant Kingdom

  • Plants are multicellular.
  • They make their own food through photosynthesis.
  • They react to stimuli in their environment, such as water and light.
  • We can classify plants into two groups: flowering and non-flowering plants.
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