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The Linnaean way to identify and learn about biology

Carl Linnaeus or Carl von Linné, often called the "Father of Taxonomy" was in the second decade of the 18th century a pupil of Växjö Gymnasium, in Sweden. His system of classification and naming of biological organisms, such as animals and plants in groups, according to their similarities and differences is still in wide use, with a few modifications.

This project from Sweden helps pupils to follow in Linnaeus' footsteps. Hans Willstedt, teacher at Växjö Gymnasium tells us more.

The Linnaean way...to identify and to learn
Linnaeus' ideas have influenced generations of students during and after his own lifetime. In the year of 2007, Växjö Gymnasium, Universities of Sweden and Netherlands will give attention to the 300 anniversary of Linnaeus' birth.

Students and schools are invited, via Xplora, to do their share to the celebrations of the 300 anniversary of his birth by doing this project "The Linnaean way...to identify and to learn".

The purpose of this project is not to copy the work of Linnaeus but to try to construct a guide of selected scientific matter such as leaves, winter twigs, winter buds, fruits, vegetables, insects, minerals (choose only one group) and then in the extension recognize the selected matter and learn.

The guide should be written, preferably in English, by using a pencil and figures and pictures hand drawn and coloured in. The best guides will be published and exhibited on the web.

For more information and to take part to the project:

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