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WB 12.07.21



Researching and Understanding the Work of Carl Linnaeus

Activity One:


Read the short information on Carl Linnaeus and his ideas on classifying plant, animals, humans, fossils and rocks.


What do you think it means by 'flowering' and 'non-flowering' plants? Why do you think he decided to classify plants in this way? 

Activity Two: 


Match the pictures to Carl Linnaeus' classification key. 


Instead of cutting out and sticking, you can just write the answers on a piece of paper!

Activity Three: 


Look at the classification key from Carl Linnaeus compared to the way we classify in modern day. 


What are the biggest differences? 

Are there any similarities?

How has it developed?