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Plant Science: History Background

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Plant Science: History & Background



  • To introduce the history of botany
  • To introduce the history of important botanists
  • To demonstrate the scope of botany as a pursuit
  • To demonstrate the contention of taxonomy


Time Frame: 

  • Pre-learning activity materials and reflection (30 minutes)
  • Asynchronous Discussion (40 minutes)
  • Post-discussion reflection and discussion (20 minutes)


Target Audience:

  • This activity is designed for undergraduate students in an introductory multidisciplinary science Life Sciences/Natural Science/Botanical Science class


Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to identify the trends in the history of botany
  • Students will be able to identify scientists and their achievements critical to the development of botany
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the contentious aspects of Linnaeus's taxonomy
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the influence of Linnaeus' taxonomy on Darwin's Theory of Evolution
  • Students will be able to describe the influence of class (social and economic) on the study of botany






1. Students should review the pre-learning materials:


2. Students should construct answers to the questions provided on the Discussion page.

3. If students have additional questions, they should post those as Comments on the Discussion page.


** Part of a larger course design for Plant Science Course Design: Plant Science


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