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Dichotomous Key for Identifying Pine Trees

Middle schoolers 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 questions about the similarities and differences between the species.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet