Antony van Leeuwenhoek in the 1680's invented the microscope in Holland. He made lenses by grinding glass into shapes, he played with them in different ways and to his amazement, he could magnify and see tiny things. He experimented with getting close-up views of many things and is noted to have been the first to look at the matter that was between his teeth, and report he saw little moving creatures in it. He is credited with discovering bacteria. As the microscope became available to others, the scientists who saw the micro organisms described what they saw and gave latin names to describe something about the creature, often the scientist also attached his own name on the end of the organism name to take credit for the discovery. New micro organisms are still being found and new names continue to be added to the list. Maybe someday people who ask questions like this will discover new findings in science too!
albertosaurus was found in drummheller and was named after alberta,edmontosaurus was found in edmonton and is named after edmonton.
Curium was named after Marie Curie because they haven't have found another name that they thought of so they named it after the scientist who found radium
Leif Erickson named America because he found it so he named it . He named it New found land .
it was named after the small village it was found at
He named it after the vines (grapevines) he found there.
protons were found by goldstein but it was named by earnest rutherford
because the person who found it named it so.
it wasn't named after a god it was named after a messenger when he found the planet in the sky so he named it mercury.
After the continent where it was found.
America was named after Amerigo Vespucci when he found Columbus was wrong and didnt find India he found a new county
yes it is found in Florida and it was named after dina kathleen
They are found on the Iguazu river, which they are named after.
He didn't found it but it was named after him.
Strontium was named after the Scottish village of Strontian where the first ores were found.
An explorer found these penguins and named them after his wife, what a great gift!
Me I found a alien ship and a alien walked out and I named it joe
The paleontologists who found them named them.
Roger Sherman found it
scientists who found them
The element 'helium' is named after 'Helios' (the sun) as the element was first found in the sun. 25 years later is was then found on earth.
Some are named by where they are mined like Tanzanite is found in Tanzania and the Burma Ruby is Found in Burma. Some are names by who first discovered them.
The biggest diamond found to date -- 3,000+ carats -- is named Cullinan, named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the Premier Mine, where the stone was found.
it was actually named after Gustave Eiffel and i found out it was named the Eiffel tower because he designed it.
its named after my family that found dunns riverfalls
Magnesium is named after an ancient Greek city of Magnesia, near where it was first found.