If you want students to truly understand dichotomous keys, you should get them to make their own! This activity will get students to understand how a dichotomous is structured and how it functions. This gets to the heart of how to classify organisms and it will hone their observation skills.
You haven’t seen anything like this before when it comes to dichotomous keys. I have put together a new way to look and teach this classification system. These worksheet activities are both fun and innovative ways to teach your students about how the identification of biological organisms can be simplified through the use of dichotomous keys.