Classification of Life on Earth
The word“Life”refers to the process of organisms which grow by a metabolic system. Generally, organisms are metabolized, have an ability to grow, react, reproduce, move, adjust and evolve. Organisms include human beings and a various species of animals, plants and flowers.
What about the origin of the organism? When the earth was still hot, the organism could not survive on earth. However, when the earth became cooler, organisms gradually originated both in water and land. Since there are many organisms that differ from each another, classification are developed for the convenience study.
Carl Linnaeus developed a classification system which is known as taxonomy. He is recognized as the father of taxonomy.
Even though there are various theories related to organisms, that which is most accepted states that planet earth originated along with the solar system about 4,600 million years ago. Evidence shows that the oldest small single-celled fossil found is approximately 3,000 million years old.
Classification is an important step toward understanding life on earth. Living organisms are currently divided into 5-6 major kingdoms, including Monera, Protista(Protoctista), the Fungi, the Plantae, and Animalia. More recently taxonomists divided Monora into Bacteria and Archaea.
Linnaeus devised a specialization hierarchy which classifies each living being into groups starting from the most general Kingdom down to the most specialized species category. In between these levels are Phylum (Division), Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species.
This museum focuses on a study of the Kingdom Animalia and Phylum Arthopoda (Insecta).