Historical scientist Carl Linnaeus

A non-fiction biography text for year 6 and P7, linking to the topics Living things and habitats and Biodiversity and interdependence. Carl Linnaeus was a botanist and doctor whose ideas on naming and sorting organisms are still used today. Carl divided all things into three kingdoms: animal, vegetable and mineral. Kingdoms were divided into classes, then orders, then genera and finally into species. (In modern classification, we also include the ranks of family and phylum.) Carl used binomial classification, where every living thing is named after its genus and its species.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets.
  • Discussion questions to be used as a whole class or with a partner.
Year 6
Living things and habitats
Historical scientist Carl Linnaeus

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