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Product 14241

By: The Flinn Staff

In the Fun with Classification Activity Kit for biology and life science, identify the unique, distinguishing features of rubber fishing lures and develop your own dichotomous key for classifying lures.

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What do biologists, librarians and even store owners have in common? All of them need to group objects together for convenience, to classify material! Keeping track of more than 2.5 million living organisms is a daunting task for biologists—and for students. In this colorful and fun, hands-on activity, students work together in groups to identify the unique, distinguishing features of rubber fishing lures and to develop their own dichotomous keys for classifying lures. Students then exchange their keys and fishing lures with other groups to see if they can “follow along” and classify the lures. This is a terrific, inquiry-based introduction to classification for middle and high school students. Includes detailed instructions, student worksheets and ten sets of fishing lures with 10 different lures in each—100 lures total!

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.