Students will complete a marine-focused identification exercise, learning about the taxonomic classification system and use of dichotomous keys in determining species. We will examine several live, local echinoderm, mollusc, and crustacean species, and create scientific drawings of them, focusing on their defining features.
Duration: 90 minutes
Links to the BC Curriculum:
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