Dichotomous Sorting: a simple introduction for young learners

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These activities are intended to introduce/review the concept of
dichotomous keys. The concept is taught through seven
sequential sorting exercises.

Students will:

1.) differentiate between plants and animals through a sort

In the animals category

2.) further differentiate between animals with four legs and
animals with two/no legs
3.)in subsequent categories, sort animals with fur from those
without, and
4.)sort feathered from non-feathered animals

In the plants category

5.) further differentiate between plants that are trees and those
that are not
6.) in subsequent categories sort trees with small leaves from those
with large leaves
7.) sort plants with flowers from nonflowering plants

Included are:
-seven student sorting activities that may be used as cut and paste
activities or classroom centers
-larger sorting cards (4 per A4 page) for teachers/students to
model sorting
-a diagram summarizing the sort sequence (for teacher or student
use)

keywords: binary, sorting, keying out, categories, dicotomous, dichotomous, plant, animal, classification, classify, key
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12
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Dichotomous Sorting: a simple introduction for young learners
Dichotomous Sorting: a simple introduction for young learners
Dichotomous Sorting: a simple introduction for young learners
Dichotomous Sorting: a simple introduction for young learners
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