Classification Keys (dichotomous keys)

Classification keys are used in Science for ………classification!

Classification keys can be used for hundreds of different sorting out activities in different topics. We are going to use it for sorting creatures.

Here is an online version. Try it out. (Once you get on the webpage you will need to scroll down and find the picture and click on that picture).

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Or play this BBC game

The task for our own classification (dichotomous) key is a packet of Liquorice Allsorts. What questions do you need to ask to create the correct key?