Students use dichotomous keys to classify a variety of insects. After reviewing how to use a dichotomous key and working through examples as a class, individuals work with a dichotomous key in order to classify insects they have collected.
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Arthropods, Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans
In this biology worksheet, students read about arthropods and some of the different species that fit into this classification. They then answer 13 questions about what they just learned. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
6th - 10th Science
New Review Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My!—Insect Collection Tour
The Field Museum houses 12 million insects. Brain Scoop presents the insect collection at the Field Museum as part of its Insect playlist. From brilliant purple beetles to tiny mites, all the way to giant cockroaches, the organization of...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Spot Identification of Some of the Most Common Insect Orders
Students investigate the basic characteristics of insect orders and develop short-cut techniques to identify insects into twelve of the most common orders. They use captured specimens and photographs to practice identification and then...
7th - 12th Science