We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Carl Linnaeus

Another fascinating man today.
Carl Linnaeus.
"The Father of Taxonomy"

His fascination for and love of nature was evident.
He made an in depth study of plants and animals

and devised the system of naming, ranking and classification we still use today.-Genus species.

Linnaeus gave names to and concise descriptions of 7,700 plant species and 4,400 animals,
he designated humans as Homo sapiens.

Linnaeus was an inspirational and influential man and has a society in London
named after him who have been cultivating the Science of Natural History in all its branches for 200 years.

We are looking at his botanical drawings and the high level of observation and accuracy used for scientific records.
We are also enjoying learning about so many amazing people, the boys convesations are peppered with new phrases
and thoughts, yesterday at the pool they were wondering haw Leonardo or Michelangelo might have designed the water slide.

The boys both started with some sunflowers
Mr10 moved on to a weed
and Mr6 chose a fishbone fernIn our web wanderings today we came across a lovely site about tree farming- REAL TREES 4 kids and it has some great information and activities, divided into years and a section for teachers as well. It is also relevant for christmas trees.

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