Biology 101

Biology articles for the neophyte. These are the articles to get you started in your biological journey.

10 Characteristics of Life - What is Life? star
Most people know that biology is the study of living organisms. But - do you know exactly how the concept of "life" is defined by science?

Binomial Nomenclature star
Binomial Nomenclature is the system of designating plants and animals by two 'latinized' words signifying the genus and species. Why is this system important in the scientific world?

Binomial Nomenclature star
Binomial Nomenclature is the classic method of taxonomy or classifying scientific organisms. Discovered by Carolus Linnaeus centuries ago, this scientific classification system has stood the test of time. Read on to learn how to find and write scientific names of organisms.

Binomial Nomenclature - Fun With Names star
Taxonomists, those who come up with specific names for organisms, don't necessarily fall into the category of stodgy, boring old scientists as many folks might believe.

Biological Classification star
In the 1700's, a Swedish scientist named Carl Linnaeus undertook the difficult task of organizing all living things together by type. Remarkably, the Linnean hierarchy developed then is still used in today's scheme of biological classification.

Branches of Biology star
Brief description of some of the many branches of biology

What is the Scientific Method? star
Biologists acquire scientific knowledge by use of what is known as the scientific method. Following the steps of the scientific method ensures that scientists have an orderly way of gaining information about the biological world.

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