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Making a Taxonomic Key

Students work as a team of abalone taxonomists who examine and classify abalones based on their shell characteristics of the four most common species. They also study the visible details of each species shell, make notes and eventually write a careful taxonomic key to identify the for different pictures.

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7th - 9th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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