# 3: Five Kingdoms of living things
All living things are divided into 5 kingdoms. Each kingdom has certain characteristics that all members of that group shared. They are: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protoctists, Bacteria (Prokaryotes)
The characteristics that Linnaeus used to divide all organisms into one of the five groups included:
- How many cells made up their bodies, if their cells were very simple or had complex parts
- If they can move on their own
- If they could make their own food, or had to eat other creatures to survive ...