Leaf identification: dichotomous classification key to coniferous leaves

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Bring nature to your classroom! In this wonderful leaf activity, the students investigate various coniferous leaves and determine what coniferous trees they are from. They use the dichotomous classification key to coniferous trees to correctly identify the names of most common coniferous trees.

Included is also my lesson plan that shows step-by-step how I implemented this leaf identification activity during my science lesson.

The activity is a lot of fun, investigative work and my students enjoyed it tremendously. It is also aligned with the Utah core standard for science (Standard 5, Objective 3): Use a simple classification system to classify unfamiliar Utah plants or animals.

The key features the following conifers (both picture and description of each tree are included):

Ponderosa pine
Utah juniper
Rocky Mountain juniper
white fir
pinyon pine
Engelmann spruce
Alpine fir
Douglas fir
Colorado blue spruce
lodgepole pine
limber pine
cedar

This key will save you tons of work. I literally spent hours meticulously putting it together. Enjoy!

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You may also be interested in my other key:
Leaf identification activity: deciduous leaves

Here are more of my Utah-related resources:
Tiger salamander: close reading passage+ comprehension questions; CCSS aligned
Nonfiction close reading passages: Utah prairie dogs; CCSS aligned
Nonfiction close reading passages: Desert tortoise; CCSS aligned
Mountain lion (cougar/puma): close reading passage; CCSS aligned
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Thank you for looking.

© Joanna Baginska
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1 hour

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