Dichotomous Key

Grades 2-3 / Science / Biology
Lesson Objective
Use a dichotomous key to classify shoes and then apply that to cacti
5 min
Questions to Consider
How does starting with shoes help students learn about using a dichotomous key?
What advantages exist in having students identify plants outside instead of plants in a book?
How could you adapt this lesson plan to work near your school?
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  • Shoe Key Lesson Plan

    Lesson for constructing a dichotomous key using shoes

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