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Taxonomy, Classification, and Dichotomous Keys
In this taxonomy learning exercise, students use a dichotomous key for creatures found on planet Pamishan to identify each individual creature. This learning exercise has 20 creatures to identify.
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Dichotomous Keys: Identification Achievement Unlocked
Do you know the difference between a mountain lion, puma, cougar, and Texas panther? They are all the same animal but have different names in different areas of the world, which is why we use scientific names for plants and animals. The...
7 mins 7th - 12th Science
"Finding Your Sweet Tooth"--An Introduction to the Dichotomous Key
Sixth graders classify candy according to observable characteristics. They use a dichotomous key to identify their bag of "treats." Thus, describe how dichotomous keys help to the identifying of organisms. Design a self-generated...