Six Kingdoms of Living Things. Carl Linnaeus developed a system of classification based on two kingdoms: plants and animals The use of the microscope lead to the discovery of new organisms
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There are seven levels of classification, in each level the amount of organisms gets smaller and smaller until at last, all organisms belonging to the same species are left in their own group (remember that the definition of a species is organisms that can mate and have fertile offspring)
These seven levels are kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
A pneumonic device for this is Kings Play Chess On Fine Grained Sand or… King Phillip Came Over From Great Spain.