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.