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FREE Dichotomous Key Activity with Funny Creatures!

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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.

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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! 

 

Five Stars!

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

 

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