Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Botany Experiment - Classification with LEGOS

We are thoroughly enjoying our Apologia Botany class. I am already trying to decide which class we want to do next, I am thinking about zoology or anatomy. LittleBits vote is all of them!

One of the exercise in the book is to do a taxonomy classification with shoes, we used Legos. Which of course, meant more fun and a longer time spent on the exercise. We started with a mnemonic phrase to help us remember the classifications: King Phillip Came Over For Great Steaks. Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species are the classifications used in taxonomy.

First we started with a small selection of Legos.

Then we divided by color

Next within each color group, we divided by number of dots and then size of lego.

We made a chart to show all the steps we used to classify the legos.

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