I use this activity when discussing classification in my Biology classes.
This activity includes three parts.
Part A: Students use a dichotomous key to determine the various types of leafs and what trees they came from. Answer key provided
Part B: Students take random items provided and must create their own dichotomous key.
Part C: Groups will exchange items and dichotomous keys and try to decipher the names of that groups random set of items.
This lab/activity is easy to set up and requires little to no prep! Simply print off and watch your students use their creativity!
Please rate and comment how this activity works with your students!