Species Discovery

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How do you classify a newly discovered species? Learners view a presentation and complete research about biodiversity and the classification hierarchy. The lesson includes activities with dichotomous keys and work on classifying both well-known species and species that are new to science.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Explore the extension activities in a research unit or group project
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for use with an interactive whiteboard, but you could still use elements of the resource if you don't have the necessary technology
Pros

  • Interesting for any biology class
  • A good way to reinforce dichotomous keys in your biodiversity lesson
Cons

  • None