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. . . Start with the most obvious features of the item and move to more specific statements. . .
It usually helps to start with some simple ones, such as classifying shapes triangle, square, rectangle, etc. . . . Students will learn about how living things are classified, or broken up into groups based on similar characteristics. . If no video is available, or even if one is, you may go on to step 2.
Follow the directions until the name for Shark 1 is determined. . Mollusk Dichotomous Key In this lab, students will be introduced to the concept of a dichotomous key through the use of preliminary activities modeled by the teacher. . . .
. The following post will walk you through each of the steps and activities from the dichotomous keys lesson plan. The end of each branch of the key should be a person's name. . .
. A key is a listing of characteristics, such as structure and behavior, organized in such a way that an organism can be identified. . . . .
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For additional practice, have the class create a dichotomous key for the people in the class or their shoes. . . . . .
. . The identification of an organism is easy with a classification system. During the explanation piece, the teacher will be clearing up any misconceptions about dichotomous keys with an interactive PowerPoint, anchor charts, and notes. .
. . . . . The creature has a large wide head. .