Constructing a Dichotomous Key

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Students construct a dichotomous key using 10 shoes from students in the classroom. For 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. They continue doing this for both piles and construct a key on the board. Students complete a worksheet about dichotomous keys.

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