Key Events in the History of Biological Study


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Which of the following did Aristotle contribute to the study of biology?

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1. What did da Vinci and Vesalius contribute to the medical community?

2. What explanation of microorganisms was the prevailing wisdom until the work of Louis Pasteur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz yourself on some of the major events in the history of biological study. Answer these questions on topics like one of Aristotle's contributions to the study of biology and the contributions made to the medical community by Vesalius and da Vinci.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these concepts:

  • The way microorganisms were explained until the work of Louis Pasteur
  • Theories of natural selection associated with Wallace and Darwin
  • Famous experiment of Urey and Miller

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on major events in the history of biological study, including contributions to the medical community by da Vinci and Vesalius
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact Aristotle had on the study of biology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a famous experiment conducted by Miller and Urey and the theories of natural selection from Darwin and Wallace

Additional Learning

For more on the history of biology, you can review the lesson called Key Events in the History of Biological Study. You'll be going over these points listed below:

  • Meaning of the word 'biology'
  • Aristotle's impact on early medicine
  • First uses of the microscope
  • Work of Robert Hooke and Anton van Leeuwenhoek
  • Binomial nomenclature
  • Pasteurization