How to Classify a Sea Monster!

Discover the amazing history of classification with The Linnean Society

Lesson Info

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 16th November
The history of classification features unicorns, griffins and even sea monsters, and in this live lesson from The Linnean Society of London, you will create your very own imaginary creature and understand its adaptations and habitat, through our exploration of the society's fabulous artefacts, samples and specimens!

Curriculum Focus

Living Things, Habitats, Classification, Environments, Animals

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Lesson Guide

Learning Objectives

  • Learn who Carl Linnaeus was
  • See how diverse living things rely on each other
  • Understand binomial nomenclature
  • Find out how we study life in the wild
  • Identify how living things are adapted to their habitats

Lesson Outline

We will be joined by STEM experts who will tell us more about The Linnean Society and what we learn from the research they do.
During our time in London, teaching will be put into a real-life context through exciting demos, recordings and animated infographics.
The lesson itself will follow our presenter Sally-Ann, as she explores the societies fabulous artefacts, samples and specimens!

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