Mammoth Memory

Remembering the kingdoms

You can remember the five kingdoms using the following story:

A memory aid to remember kingdom as a king loved to be out in his garden

A king (kingdom) loved to be out in his garden.

Plants

Plants are multicellular organisms whose cells have a cell wall. Plants contain chlorophyll.Save

A memory aid to remember plants, they are multicellular organisms and contain chlorophyll

One day in the garden the king was planting some plants

Bacteria

Bacteria (sometimes known as prokaryotes and monera) are single celled organisms that do not have a proper nucleus.

A memory aid to remember bacteria these are single celled organisms that don’t have a proper nucleus

The king hurt his back (bacteria) lifting the heavy plant pots.

Fungi

Fungi are multicellular organisms whose cells have a cell walls but do not contain chlorophyll.

A memory aid to remember fungi, like plants that are multicellular but don’t contain chlorophyll

His fun guy (fungi) jester tried to cheer the king up as he sat on his throne.

Animals

Large multicellular organisms. Their cells do not have cell walls and don’t contain chlorophyll.

A memory aid to remember animals these are large multicellular organisms not containing chlorophyll

This did not work and only annoyed the king who ordered his servants (the animals) to chase the fun guy from his castle.       

Protists

Protists or protoctista are single celled organisms with a nucleus eg algae.

A memory aid to remember protists these are single celled organisms with a nucleus

The fun guy then started a protest (protists) outside the castle asking the king to let him back in.

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