Find out more about the different types of science carried out in the Darwin Centre.
Task: discuss as a class what you already know about natural science.
Museum scientists study botany, entomology, palaeontology, zoology and mineralogy. The Botany and Entomology Departments are based in the Darwin Centre.
Don’t worry if you haven't. When you visit the Darwin Centre Cocoon experience you can gather information to use in your mock interview after your visit.
To prepare, look up what botany and entomology mean by searching on our website.
Blanca Huertas is a scientist guide who you will see in the Cocoon experience. She studies butterflies. Does that make her a botanist or an entomologist?
Check your answer with others in your class. Then check with your teacher.
Studying insects and plants is important for understanding biodiversity on Earth. Scientists need to know more about plants and insects to help find solutions for issues such as:
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