(1) Use Wofram Alpha to classify the following
(2) Developing your own taxonomic flow chart. (from the Sourcebook for Teaching Science)
After studying figure 9.6, develop your own taxonomic flow chart for items of your choosing. You may classify flowers, rocks, fabrics, leaves, wood, assorted junk, or a collection of hardware (nails, screws, washers, bolts, hinges, clasps, etc.). Alternatively, you may classify photographs (cut from magazines or printed from the Internet) of cars, jewelry, foods, or other subjects of your choosing. You may develop a taxonomic chart on a poster board or electronically using software [sciencesourcebook.com]. Each decision should be a dichotomy (only two choices) as shown in the taxonomy of the wood and metal screws (figure 9.6).
Print out the attached dichotomous key template and construct your own taxonomic key with the material provide. Write your decision questions on the key and place the items on the appropriate branches. Take a photo of your key and submit it online.