Grades 5-12: In this lab, students use a dichotomous key to identify a series of marine mollusks and then create a dichotomous key of their own.
ANIMALS & EVOLUTION (Grades 5-12)
In this lab, students will be introduced to the concept of a dichotomous key through the use of preliminary activities modeled by the teacher. They will then learn about the ecology and biology of selected marine mollusks, before putting their dichotomous key reading skills to the test on 8 or 12 corresponding seashells. Finally, students demonstrate their new knowledge by creating their own dichotomous key to classify even more shells.
Mollusk Dichotomous Key Teacher Edition
Student Handout 1, Dichotomous Key Lab
Student Handout 2, Mollusk Introduction Lab
Marine Mollusks Dichotomous Key 1-8
Marine Mollusks Dichotomous Key 1-12
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