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4/2/14. Shoe Classification Lab. Objective. Students will develop a hierarchical system to classify shoes . Students will be able to explain the importance of the Linnaean classification systems for scientists. Purpose. How can we develop a system for classifying shoes?. Example.

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objective
Objective

Students will develop a hierarchical system to classify shoes.

Students will be able to explain the importance of the Linnaean classification systems for scientists.

purpose
Purpose
  • How can we develop a system for classifying shoes?
procedures
Procedures
  • Remove right shoe
  • Place on table
  • Find 3 characteristics that all the shoes have
  • Divide this group into 2 subgroups
  • Divide until you only have ONE shoe per subgroup
procedures1
Procedures
  • Pass these shoes to the next group
  • Classify them using your system
data analysis
Data Analysis
  • What were some common characteristics for classifying your shoes (ALIENS – honors) ?
  • Did you have trouble classifying them? Explain.
  • Was it difficult to use your system for the new shoes (ALIENS – honors)? Explain.
  • Is there only one way to classify your shoes (ALIENS – honors) ? Explain.
  • How can you make you system better?
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Why do we classify things?
  • Why do scientists classify things?
  • How was your classification system similar to how scientists classify living organisms? How is it different?
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