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170 reviewed resources for dichotomous key

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Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students create their own dichotomous key. In this life science lesson, students classify organisms according to their characteristics. They explain how this method is useful to biologists.
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Which Plant Is Which?

For Teachers 5th Standards
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...
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Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students 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...
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Introducing the Use of Dichotomous Keys to Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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....
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Creating a Dichotomous Key for Amphibians

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners are introduced to the purpose of dichotomous keys and create one together as a class. In groups, they use a digital atlas to examine the different types of amphibians in Idaho. Using this information, they make their own...
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Discovering Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Constructing a Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars construct a dichotomous key using 10 shoes from students in the classroom. In this dichotomous key lesson plan, young scholars use the chalk board and their pile of 10 shoes to create a dichotomous key. They divide the...
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Dichotomous Key 2

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a dichotomous key to identify unknown fictitious organisms in an assessment designed to be used after a discussion on the use of a dichotomous keys has occurred. Follow up questions about key included.
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Use of Dichotomous Keys to Identify Stream Organisms

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What kind of organisms are living in the stream? After an explanation on how to use a dichotomous key, groups of three to four use the keys to identify macroinvertebrates from a local freshwater stream. Using the the concept of Stream...
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Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers draw comparisons between organisms. They classify organisms. Students are introduced to dichotomous keys and how to create and use a dichotomous key to identify a variety of objects. They begin by defining...
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Creating a Dichotomous Key for Families of Idaho Butterflies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students are shown how to use the butterfly section of the Digital Altals of Idaho. They discuss how to make a dichotomous key. Students use their skills of observation and recognize defining characteristics that distinguish different...
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Desinging and Using a Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are examine the purpose of dichotomous keys. In groups, they design their own in order to describe the characteristics of plants and weeds native to California. To end the lesson, they define new terminology associated with the...
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The Sky and the Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students use a dichotomous key to distinguish between different types of clouds
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Building a Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze how a dichotomous key helps us explain and identify unknown organisms. They design and construct a dichotomous key, developing a list of three observable characteristics per organism.
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Dichotomous Key for Identifying Pine Trees

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the species of pine trees that are found in their area. They use unlabeled "mystery" samples and a dichotomous key to identify the pine trees to species. After identification, they use a field guide to answer worksheet...
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Classification, Keys, and Phylogenetci Trees

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners analyze relationships about animals and create a model of classifications based on both the similarities and the differences. They also discuss a dichotomous key before they create a cladograph using different types of candy.
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Classification Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Classification: Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explain the classification process of organisms. In this biology lesson, students practice writing the names of organisms scientifically. They answer the dichotomous key and discuss answers as a class.
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The Sky and the Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students conduct observations and use a dichotomous key to identify clouds they see.
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Dichotomous Chips

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a dichotomous key to different varieties of potato chips. In small groups, they observe and record characteristics of the potato chips to use in the key. They switch keys with another group to see if they can identify an...
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Classification: Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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.
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Potato chip Classification

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a dichotomous key using potato chips. In this classification lesson, students sort potato chips into groups based on observable characteristics. They record their results to create a dichotomous key in preparation for...
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Collecting and Classifying Pollen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...
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Leaf Collection

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students collect leaves to create a dichotomous key.

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