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Look at the classification key shown below for different types of animals. Use the key to identify the animals A, B, C, D, E and F. Write the correct letters in the boxes provided.

4. Do classification keys go from general to specific characteristics or from specific to general characteristics? Explain why.

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This product is very appropriate for elementary grades, and middle school grades. I use this every year in my high school biology class as a simple and silly way to teach dichotomous keys. My high school students find it entertaining. They quickly grasp the concept of the dichotomous classification key, and we move on to more scientific keys.

3 separate classification keys - pupils to sort materials, plants or animals according to questions

This Dichotomous Classification Key Activity worksheet is perfect for homework, or for your introductory lesson on classification. Suitable for biology or life science students in grades 6-10.

This is a very simple classification key that can be used around Thanksgiving.


In biology, a classification key is a means of categorizing living organisms by identifying and sorting them according to common characteristics. Also referred to as a dichotomous key, single-access key or pathway key, the process enables organism classification by answering a series of hierarchical and specific identification questions by choosing one of two possible answers. The answer chosen leads to the next two-answer-choice question, which then continues in a sequential order that further narrows down the organism's characteristics and ultimately leads to its final categorization.Adding pictures and facts as a resource for the children to use in order to complete the classification key would be useful. Most of the children in my class do not know anything about the majority of the plants mentioned. Still quite useful though.3 separate classification keys - pupils to sort materials, plants or animals according to questions. Animals is easiest, then materials, then plants. Topics also include: living things; green plants.This Dichotomous Classification Key Activity worksheet is perfect for homework, or for your introductory lesson on classification. Suitable for biology or life science students in grades 6-10.