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Dichotomous Key Worksheets: Organism Research, Art Station & Key Creation

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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  • PDF
Pages
7 pages
$4.00
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Description

Practice identifying FRESHWATER FISH based on their structures, build dichotomous keys in an engaging way, and create a scientific illustration in this research based PBL activity set! Great for an introductory practice activity or reinforcement/ review of the concept. Includes a BONUS art activity that your students will love!

First time students are using dichotomous keys? Try this activity first.

Want more like this? Check out Conifer Confusion.

Activity Options:

Option 1: Students use the realistic fish illustrations and list to research the identity of each specimen.

Option 2: Students create their own dichotomous key from the 12 samples included.

Option 3: Students create a detailed scientific illustration of a fish they choose, including relevant scientific information they will research.

BONUS: Students create an "exquisite corpse" drawing to explore the structure and function of the specimens more closely.

What is Included?

  • Identification Activity Worksheet (technology access recommended for research)
  • Build Your Own Key Worksheets
  • Scientific Illustration Prompt and Sample
  • Exquisite Corpse Art Science Instructions
  • Tail, Mouth and Body Shape Guide
  • Large color and black & white poster of the fish for closer examination
  • Answer Key

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*Note: This product does NOT include a dichotomous key. The students CREATE their own key after researching the organisms.

These two products DO contain dichotomous keys for students to practice working through.

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Come back soon for my next dichotomous key sets!

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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