Biology is the study of life and, as living things, humans have an inherent sense of curiosity and affection towards life and how has come to be. The study of biology incorporates everything imaginable related to the life on Earth.
Living things display certain characteristics that distinguish them from non-living, material objects. “MRS GREN” is an acronym often used to help remember all the necessary traits expressed by living organisms.
Kingdoms of Life
The huge diversity of life on Earth is typically separated into six broad kingdoms: Bacteria, Archaea, Protista, Plantae, Fungi and Animalia. Each kingdom has a number of distinct features that separates it from the others.
Evolution is one of the governing principles of modern biology. The theory of evolution states that the magnificent diversity of life on Earth has evolved from common ancestors over time into the millions of species that now inhabit Earth.
Fields of Biology
Biology is a huge topic to study and can be broken into a ton of more specific fields of study. The different fields might focus on particular types of organisms, environments or molecular aspects of life such as genetics or physiology.