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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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4/2/14

Shoe Classification Lab


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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