Are you looking for supplementary resources to upgrade your Science curriculum on Classifying Organisms? Look no more!
This simple yet great one page worksheets to introduce/ practice to use the dichotomous key which is used by scientists to identify the living arthropods.
Yes, it is very short and simple. Students are given a list of arthropods' images and they have to use the key to determine the name of the arthropod. Answers are included.
Actually, this PDF file includes the following:
♦ page # 1 - a title page;
♦ page # 2 - a worksheet to identify the insects (ladybug, dragonfly, ant, fly, and termite);
♦ page # 3 - a worksheet to identify the insects (ladybug, dragonfly, mosquito, cockroach, and termite);
♦ page # 4 - a worksheet to describe the five classes of arthropods (insects, arachnids, centipede, crustaceans, and millipede);
♦ page # 5 - a worksheet to identify the arthropods (insect, arachnid, centipede, crustacean, and millipede);
♦ page # 6 - key answers;
♦ page # 7 - resources.
It is an open-ended way to use these handouts to use their critical observation skills to identify each individual organism. Use it as the introduction to the unit of Classifying Organisms, homework activity or test their understanding of the Dichotomous key concept. Have fun with it!
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