Dichotomous Key Teacher Resources
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New Review Which Plant Is Which?
Learn about dichotomous keys, plant identification, and how to care for the planet with a lesson that includes several hands-on and innovative activities. Kids go on a plant scavenger hunt and classify the plants that they find before researching one specific plant, and designing a Most Wanted poster for it.
5th Science 10 Views 8 Downloads
This resource provides thorough instruction in scientific classification for your elementary scientists. They classify a set of alien organism cards, rock samples, a mixture of beans, and a pile of pasta. This provides plenty of practice with using observation skills and introduces learners to dichotomous keys.
3rd - 6th Science 73 Views 209 Downloads
"Finding Your Sweet Tooth"--An Introduction to the Dichotomous Key
Sixth graders classify candy according to observable characteristics. They use a dichotomous key to identify their bag of "treats." Thus, describe how dichotomous keys help to the identifying of organisms. Design a self-generated dichotomous key.
6th Science 17 Views 61 Downloads
Young scholars define the word dichotomous and explain why a dichotomous key is a useful tool in identifying different species. Then they look up words they are unfamiliar with or mollusk reference books so students can learn the names of mollusk parts, which help them through the key.
7th - 8th Math 34 Views 158 Downloads
St. Lawrence River Organisms and Environment
Two films are suggested as initiating activities, but you would have to locate them. Nevertheless, there is plenty of material here to provide your biology or ecology classes with a complete mini-unit on freshwater fish species in the Great Lakes system.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Animal Classification: A Collaborative Sorting Activity for Key Stages 2 & 3
Introduce the logic behind a dichotomous key or administer a group performance assessment with a fun and challenging classification lesson. With explicit instructions for the teacher and for collaborative groups, as well as engaging visual manipulatives, your kids will enjoy looking at the pictures of the animals they are sorting, as well as using the graphic dichotomous key.
4th - 8th Science 112 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Dichotomous Keys
Students become familiar with the structure and use of dichotomus keys. They demonstrate a comprehension of the fundamental principles of taxonomy by classifying organisms from a local ecosystem. Students are introduced to the term dichotomus key, and they are explained how dichotomous keys are structed and what they are used for.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 86 Downloads
Introducing the Use of Dichotomous Keys to Students
Middle schoolers are introduced to the use of dichotomous keys as a simple means of beginning scientific observations in nature. They comprehend how to use a dichotomous key. Students distinguish characteristics of a group of organisms. They comprehend of the candy key to identifying plants.
6th - 8th Science 24 Views 165 Downloads
Constructing a Dichotomous Key
Students construct a dichotomous key using 10 shoes from students in the classroom. In this dichotomous key lesson plan, students use the chalk board and their pile of 10 shoes to create a dichotomous key. They divide the shoes into 2 piles and define the agreed upon characteristics.
8th - 10th Science 14 Views 76 Downloads
Animal Identification Keys
A clever presentation introduces youngsters to animal identification keys. On the first slide, viewers choose an animal and then answer yes-or-no questions about its characteristics. When they have completed the process, they click on a box to reveal the animal's identity.
1st - 4th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Junior biologists journey through the hiearchy of living things with these activites. Using a dichotomous key, they identify common algae, plants, and fish. They design their own key for a mixture of seeds and a collection of miscellaneous objects.
6th - 12th Science 33 Views 108 Downloads
Categories and Dichotomous Keys
Students examine how scientists organize and sort animals into categories, and use a dichotomous key to distinguish between objects. In small groups they sort pictures of animals into groups and discuss their categorizing process. Next, they identify six characteristics of different objects and animals, and complete a flow-chart.
4th - 5th Science 14 Views 82 Downloads
Classification: Dichotomous Key
Students investigate the classification process and nomenclatures used for classifying organisms. They study dichotomous keys to identify organisms with 90% accuracy. Students organize information regarding the relatedness of species.
9th - 10th Science 21 Views 53 Downloads
Students use a dichotomous key and levels of taxonomy to classify aliens. They examine sample specimens and discuss how to classify organisms, memorize a mnemonic device for the taxonomic levels, observe the teacher model how to classify an alien, and complete the worksheets independently.
10th - 12th Science 36 Views 119 Downloads
Classification of Cerealites
Students create a dichotomous key. In this categorizing lesson, students create a dichotomous key for different types of cereal. Students classify the cereal into groups such as flakes and cereal with holes. Students discuss their observations and record them on a data sheet.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 60 Downloads
Collecting and Classifying Pollen
Learners collect and analyze pollen from different species of plants. In small groups, they classify pollen according to shape, size and physical characteristics. They draw the basic anatomy of flowering plants and create a dichotomous key for identifying the pollen grains.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
How many of your students know that even today new species are being found all over the globe? Introduce them to the amazing diversity our planet houses with a creative activity about animal variation and classification. They'll use a dichotomous key to classify nine newly discovered species, and then they'll construct their own dichotomous key based on a series of animal pictures, showcasing key animal features.
2nd - 5th Science 5 Views 9 Downloads