STUDENT DICHOTOMOUS KEY FOR INSECTS
(refer to Nelson text, pg. 333)
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- Assemble in a group of 3-4 students and write all your names in the table.
- In your group, give each of the insects in Figure 14 on pg. 333 a genus and species name (make them up) and record them in the table below (ie. Beeus furyous, for the bee with yellow fur).
- Following the example of the whale dichotomous key, make your own key that allows others in your class to identify each of the insects. Create your key on a separate sheet of paper (not on the back of this sheet).
- When you are finished, show this page and your key to the teacher. Groups will exchange keys and use them to identify the insects.
Insect Genus and Species Names:
|Insect 1:||Insect 4:|
|Insect 2:||Insect 5:|
|Insect 3:||(Genus name = capital, Species name = small)|