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! What is its future? Study the past, present, and future effects of biology and write an essay about your findings!


Life Science

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Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
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Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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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 the first Related Lesson in this series, found in the right-hand sidebar, you should have downloaded the Discovering Biology Notebook and begun taking notes. You can find a new version in the right-hand sidebar as well.

In this lesson, continuing 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.

Explore History of Biology from BioExplorer to find the answers to questions one through six in your Discovering Biology Notebook.

You should find all the information on the first page of the website. When you have found all the information, check your work against the included Answer Key.

  • What did you find most interesting about the history of biology?

Biology has many different branches of study. Each field has an interesting history and many discoveries along the way.

Move on to the Got It? section to dig a little deeper into the history of a particular branch of biology. Get ready to become a biology historian!

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