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Dichotomous Keys and Cladograms Performance Task

Resource ID#: 48289

Primary Type: Project


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Students will work in groups to select 5-10 organisms, create a dichotomous key that could identify them, and a cladogram to show their evolutionary relationships.

General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection
   
 
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: dichotomous key, cladogram
Instructional Component Type(s): Project WebQuest
Instructional Design Framework(s): Cooperative Learning
Resource Collection: FCR-STEMLearn Science - General



Aligned Standards

Name Description
SC.912.L.15.1: Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change.
Clarifications:

Annually Assessed on Biology EOC. Also assesses SC.912.L.15.10; SC.912.N.1.3; SC.912.N.1.4; SC.912.N.1.6; SC.912.N.2.1; SC.912.N.3.1; and SC.912.N.3.4.

SC.912.L.15.4: Describe how and why organisms are hierarchically classified and based on evolutionary relationships.
SC.912.L.15.6: Discuss distinguishing characteristics of the domains and kingdoms of living organisms.
Clarifications:

Annually Assessed on Biology EOC. Also assesses SC.912.L.15.4; SC.912.L.15.5; SC.912.N.1.3; and SC.912.N.1.6.