This week we are studying how living organisms are identified and classified into groups. We have learnt about the five kingdoms of organisms (Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera) and we are familiar with the five main classes of vertebrates (Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish). We will learn a little more about the invertebrates, which make up about 97% of all living things and we will construct a dichotomous key.
First choose ten items you are interested in – for example, things with wheels, items of clothing, chocolate bars or types of lollies. Copy pictures of each item and place them in front of you. Go to bubbl.us and create a dichotomous key – remember, each question must have only two options – Yes or No. Here is an example of one I created about animals: http://www.bubbl.us/edit?welcome-user-brittgow.