Free Dichotomous Key activity with funny monster creatures! This resource is a simple, low prep way to give your students practice making and understanding dichotomous keys.
Dichotomous Key activity includes:
Twelve unique monster creatures on an 8.5” x 11” page for easy printing. Both color and black and white version. Creatures are numbered for easy sorting!
Three Student Pages:
Name Your Creatures!: prompting kids to name their creatures using scientific nomenclature (genus species)
Make a Dichotomous Key! : space to create a ‘tree’ style Dichotomous key, with a grid below to convert the tree into the ‘chart’ style key
Identify the Creature!: Students will create their Keys and then swap with another student/group to practice using the key, writing the names of the creatures as they Key them onto a third student page.
Full teaching guide!
This activity is free! Enjoy!
What some happy teachers are saying about the Dichotomous Key Activity:
Will use this again, this replaced the activity I have been using for many years. Thank you!!! – Mark P. April 17, 2022