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Hands-on Activity

The Key to it All

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Summary
In this activity students will create there own unique creatures and then make dichotomous keys that will allow their classmates to identify the creatures.
Overview
Topic: Dichotomous Key
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the use of a dichotomous key.
  • An exploration of how scientists classify organisms.
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how scientists classify organisms, and how a dichotomous key can be used to identify organisms or other items.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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