Classifying life forms of animals is important for scientists. You can classify anything from shapes to animals tracks, leaves, fossils, and even a specie themselves. In this webquest, we are going to learn how scientists use a dichotomous table to classify characteristics of plants and animals. At the end, you will create your own dichotomous table for an alien who has landed on our planet, while comparing him with other aliens limited only by your imagination.
Go to the following web address and categorize the characteristics of animals into the appropriate classification. While in there, try to think of the survival advantages to each one of these characteristics in their habitat. How do these characteristics help animals survive in their environment?
Go to the following web address and classify the picture to the left by using this dichotomous key.
Go to this website and take the steps toward identification of the leaves on the left.
Find out the mystery animal by following this dichotomous key for these tracks!