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Use a Simple Classification Key

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Use a simple classification key to identify an unknown organism SPI 0807.5.1


Links verified 12/27/2010

  1. Classroom Activity: Make a Dichotomous Key - construct a dichotomous key to identify people (or another group of items) in a classroom, using questions based on gender, hair length/color, glasses (or not), clothing color, etc A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Classify Creepy Critters - a lesson to use in teaching how to make a classification key A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    1. Creepy Critter Cards to use with the lesson An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Dichotomous Key - This key will be testing your knowledge of animals you already know about, so that you will recognize how to use a Dichotomous Key. - Lesson Plan to use with the pageA lesson plan can be found at this site [these expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  4. Dichotomous Key Activity - print page one, name the creatures, and then follow the links at the bottom of each page of the online key
  5. Dichotomous Keys to Geographically Isolated Wetland Types in the United States - use the index to see a large number of keys or go to a hyperlinked map to select a key
  6. Dichotomous key to identify confiers
  7. Dichotomous Key to identify Norns (mythical creatures) - scroll to the bottom third of the page to find the activity This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Education on the Half Shell: Creating a Dichotomous Key - lesson plan for student to create a dichotomous key to identify seashells An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Fish Sorting - a NOVA activity An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print - Lesson Plan to use with this page A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Harry Potter and the Dichotomous Key - In this lesson, students use Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans to learn about classification and dichotomous keys A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Use a Dichotomous Key - a 32 slide show which starts with a classification system of common desk items
  12. Invent A Key for Echinoderms - Students will make observations and use their understanding of classification to create a dichotomous key which will help distinguish several echinoderms. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  13. Key to macro invertebrate life in a pond. - After you see the key , go to the Aquatic Critter Key and try your skill. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Labware Dichotomous Key - Use pictures of labware (or the actual labware) to make a dichotomous key A lesson plan can be found at this site This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded - Branching Tree to use with this activity This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  15. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMake a Dichotomous Key - Classroom Activity at Enchanted Learning A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. Plant Identification Game - identify any of 22 plants using an interactive dichotomous key This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  17. Taxonomy, Classification, and Dichotomous Keys - Scientists have discovered quite a few new creatures on planet Pamishan. They need your help to identify and classify them. Use the dichotomous key to identify these creatures. This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  18. Using a Dichotomous Classification Key to Identify Common Freshwater Fish of New York State - thirteen page activity to give students experience with using a classification key An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  19. West Coast Native Tree Dichotomous Key - work through a set of questions to identify trees This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. What is the Key to Classification - explanation of what a key is and how to make one [if you use the links page you will find many dead links]
  21. What Tree is it? - a dichotomous key to use for tree identification This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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