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Classification

Classification

 

We are studying classification this term.  We will be studying Aristotle and Linnaeus as well as looking at the levels of classification, and micro-organisms.

 

During the second half of Spring Term, we will study plants and the vital elements they need to germinate. In addition, we will looking at fertilisers and how these impact on plant growth and development.

What is taxonomy and who introduced it?

 

Taxonomy is the science of how living things are grouped together. Another name often used for taxonomy is classification.

 

Scientists who study  taxonomy are called taxonomists. The Greek scientist, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), was one of the first scientist to organize living things, thus among other things he studied, Aristotle was a taxonomist.

 

Aristotle developed the first classification system, which divided all known organisms into two groups.