Botany: A Blooming History

Botany

Julia, bgci@inquirebotany.org | 14/07/11 | UK

What makes plants grow is a simple enough question. The answer turns out to be one of the most complicated and fascinating stories in science and took over 300 years to unravel. In the first of three one-hour programmes on BBC4, Timothy Walker, director of Oxford University Botanic Garden, reveals how the breakthroughs of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, Chelsea gardener Phillip Miller and English naturalist John Ray created the science of botany. This programme could offer a good introduction to students about botany prior to an IBSE activity. What do you think?

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