Biology Past and Future

Contributor: Felicia Sabur. Lesson ID: 11715

Biology has been around for as long as there have been living things to study! But, what is its future? Study the past, present, and future effects of biology and write an essay about your findings!


Life Science

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

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The biology branches of agriculture and the study of human anatomy have been around for hundreds of years. How did the science of biology start?

Biology is a large and complex field of science that did not develop overnight.

Many people during the course of the past centuries have contributed to what you now know as biology. Biology started centuries ago with the practices of farming and animal husbandry. Animal husbandry is the science of breeding and caring for animals.

In this lesson, you will be taking notes as you receive a brief overview of the history of biology and learn how famous historical figures — including Aristotle — contributed to this vast field of science.

On the webpage, History of Biology, from, there is information about the history of biology. For this lesson, you will be using this webpage to answer questions in your Discovering Biology Notebook that you printed out in the previous Related Lesson found in the right-hand sidebar. (It can also be found again in Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.)

This webpage has many links to an overwhelming amount of information on the history of biology; however, you will be using only the first page to answer the questions in your notebook.

You will also use this same resource to dig a little deeper into the history of a particular branch of biology in the next section. Each field has an interesting history and many discoveries along the way. Get ready to become a biology historian!

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