These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center's Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.
AUTHOR: Janet C. Duncan, Meadow Glade School Battle Ground, WA
GRADE LEVEL: Appropriate for grades 5-8.
OVERVIEW: The purpose of this activity is twofold. Used at the beginning of the year, it introduces the structure and function of a dichotomous key preparatory to asking students to identify plant and animal specimens. It also reinforces the idea that there are many "right" answers in science.
OBJECTIVE(s): Students will be able to:
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