It was during the Victorian period that many plants and animals were given the names we now use to label them. Imagine you have travelled back in time and you find yourself in the late 1800s; the time when this was all happening. Like famous nature explorer, John Muir, you are setting off to discover the natural world and name the living things you find on your journey. These names will be used by generations to come, and you will be remembered as the person who discovered them.

Use this worksheet to sketch, label and name your discovery


Note: to print the worksheet, type pages 2-5 for printing, and select “booklet”.


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