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Classification Tree

What is classification?
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What is taxonomy?
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Using the items looked at in the living, once living, and nonliving activity, come up with
a way of grouping them going from general to individual items. Draw a tree showing
how they could be grouped together and then regrouped in order to separate them into
individual items.

All items
Once you have finished your tree, trade trees with someone else. Choose one item
and see if you can follow the tree to get to that one item.
1. Were you able to get to the item following your neighbor’s tree?
2. Draw the path you took to get to that item

3. Did everyone in the class group items the same way?


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4. Why or why not?
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5. Why might that be problem when trying to identify items?
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6. How could you solve that problem?
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7. Do all things fit only into one group?
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8. Why or why not?
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9. Give and example
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10. How could that make classification difficult?
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11. In 3-4 sentences explain what you learned about classification.