Botany in the 17th & 18th Centuries


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Priestley determined that plants produce _____.

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1. Who discovered photosynthesis?

2. An archaic term for oxygen is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz and worksheet, you will be tested on the scientific discoveries made in the 1600s and 1700s and the scientists who made them. The quiz will ask you about Priestley's discovery, who discovered photosynthesis, what early botanists described as 'fixed air' and other related facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer test questions on:

  • What Joseph Priestley learned
  • Which in a given list is an archaic term for oxygen
  • Who identified the process of photosynthesis

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of 17th and 18th century botanists to explain what they meant by 'fixed air'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what plants produce, according to Joseph Priestley
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to name the missing element in a statement about photosynthesis

Additional Learning

Work through the lesson titled Botany in the 17th and 18th centuries to learn more about this subject. You should meet these standards when you're finished:

  • Identify the process through which plants produce sugar
  • Explain why a certain Flemish scientist had plenty of time to devote to his theories
  • Name the first person to suggest that plants derived part of their mass from air
  • Learn about the contributions of Lady Ana de Osorio with quinine and Eliza Lucas Pinckney with indigo
Final Exam
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History of Botany
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