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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.

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.

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.