Using Dichotomous Key to Compare Plants by their Structural Differences

Segment: 6. Plant & Animal Physiology, Standard: Classify plants based on physiology for taxonomic or other classifications. (Pathway II.B.2)

Description

Demonstrate the use of a dichotomous key to identify plant species by traits and specific characteristics such as leaf, bark, bud and others. Show major categorical differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms. Review the seven taxonomic levels of classification, which are kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.

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Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Case Study, Field Trip, Resource People, Game and Simulations, Supervised Study

 

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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