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Understanding Cladistics

Students explore cladistics and create a cladogram of their own. They are shown how the scientist at the American Museum of Natural History use a method called cladistics to group animals. Students are asked how the animals (lion, elephant, zebra, knagaroo, koala, buffalo, raccoon, and alligator) are related and what might be a good way of grouping them.

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5th - 8th
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Lesson Plans
45 mins
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Project-Based Learning
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