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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. 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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Resource Details

Grade
8th - 10th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Fine Print
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  • Worksheet