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This product teaches students all about dichotomous classification keys. Students will learn why classification is necessary, the definition of a dichotomous key, and how to use a dichotomous key. Students will analyze the included pictures of 7 different cone-bearing plants, using the included dichotomous key to classify them. Finally students will learn to construct a classification key of their own. Students are given pictures of 12 different primates and asked to make their own classification key. There are also 10 follow up questions for students to answer.

NOTE: This product is also available in a bundled product called Biology Labs: 15 Must Do Labs for a Biology Class .


Answers and teaching tips are included.

This product is also sold in a large, bundled unit containing 13 products: Bundled Classification Unit

You will receive both an editable Word document as well as a pdf form of this activity.

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Plan to use after the "Smiley" genus activity. Looking forward to using this. Based on the reviews and my experience with your other resources, I am confident that it will be an excellent addition to the curriculum.
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Let's Learn to Use and Build a Dichotomous Classification Key!
Let's Learn to Use and Build a Dichotomous Classification Key!
Let's Learn to Use and Build a Dichotomous Classification Key!
Let's Learn to Use and Build a Dichotomous Classification Key!