Classification of Shoes Lab

OBJECTIVES:

  • Create a dichotomous key for the classification of shoes
  • Use the dichotomous key to classify an unknown shoe

PROCEDURES

1) Take off your right shoe and throw it into the middle of the circle.

2) Divide the shoes into two groups. What question could you ask to separate the shoes into these two groups?

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3) Continue dividing the shoes into groups of two that can be separated using a question that only has two possible answers. You will be finished when all of the shoes are individually grouped.

ANALSYSIS

1. What were some of the common characteristics that you used to classify your shoes?

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2. Did you have any trouble classifying them? Explain.

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3. Is there more than one way you could have classified the shoes?

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