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Science - classification

Classifying animals from South America

Our Sp2 Science topic is 'classification'. We will be focusing on the work of Swedish scientist Carl Von Linnaeus and the classification system he developed. We will be researching and classifying reptiles, birds and mammals that live in South America (this will link our Science lessons to our Project lessons).


On this page, you will find a range of resources that will help you study this topic in greater detail.

The work of Carl Linnaeus | Primary Science - SciTube

This vlog style film introduces the work of Swedish scientist, Carl Linnaeus. He talks about his scientific method - taxonomy - used for classifying plants, animals and stones.

Carl Linnaeus

A film about Carl Linnaeus | Natural History Museum

Carl Linnaeus made it his life's work to develop and refine a way to classify and name all life on Earth.

Carl Linnaeus's Systema Naturae

Clever Collections highlights the most important scientific artefacts owned by The Linnean Society of London. This video series shows how these priceless artefacts are still relevant to this very day. In this episode we learn about how Carl Linnaeus organised the natural world.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In South America

10 Jungle Animals for Kids || Amazon Animals for Kids || South American Animals

Meet 10 of the most interesting animals we've ever seen! Learn important facts about each of these beautiful animals who live in the jungle! These animals all live in the Amazon Jungle in South America.

Animal Atlas, Animals of South America

We head into the jungle and beyond to meet the most fascinating animals of South America! Animal Atlas travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. We learn about the way they live, and the adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive in the wild.

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