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Used for identifying unknown animals, plants, rocks, fruit…pretty much anything! Pairs of characteristics –Eg. The animal has fur. The animal has feathers. Only one of these can be true.
Dog House Cat Parrot Goldfish Lion Walrus Ostrich Kangaroo Mouse
Animal has feet. Go to 2.Go to 2. Animal has no feet. Go to 8.Go to 8.
Animal has two feet. Go to 3.Go to 3. Animal has 4 feet. Go to 4.Go to 4.
Animal has a long neck. Ostrich.Ostrich. Animal has a short neck. Parrot.Parrot.
Animal has a hairless tail. Mouse.Mouse. Animal has a hairy tail. Go to 5.Go to 5.
Ears stand up. Go to 6.Go to 6. Ears are floppy. Dog.Dog.
The front legs are much shorter than the back legs. Kangaroo.Kangaroo. The front and back legs are the same length. Go to 7.Go to 7.
Animal has a mane. Lion.Lion. Animal has no mane. House cat.House cat.
Animal has scales. Goldfish.Goldfish. Animal has no scales. Walrus.Walrus.
Complete the Dichotomous Key worksheet.Dichotomous Key Create your own Power Point Dichotomous key. See the handout. Research the animals in this dicot and find one interesting fact about each one. Add it to the appropriate page (in point form) in this PowerPoint and use a custom animation.
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C1: 1.1 access and retrieve appropriate information from electronic sources for a specific inquiry C4: 1.1 follow a plan to complete an inquiry C5: 1.1 share information collected from electronic sources to add to a group task C6: 1.2 use technology to organize and display data in a problem-solving context C7: 1.2 summarize data by picking key words from gathered information and by using jottings, point form or retelling F5: 1.1 demonstrate proper posture when using a computer
Classify a variety of animals, based on observable characteristics; e.g., limbs, teeth, body covering, overall shape, backbone. Demonstrate awareness that animals require different habitats in order to meet their basic needs of food, water, shelter and space.