Student Activities

Activity #1

The following images are taken from a SmartBoard activity that can be completed within a lesson on building cladograms. Using the information provided in the “Concept Development” section of this page, students are able to manipulate the species and traits in order to create a correct cladogram.

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Activity #2

Using the table below, students can produce a cladogram when given the following materials: scrap paper, writing implement, and laminated images of each of the five species.

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Activity #3

The image below links to a website that has a nice flash animation that relates the construction of a cladogram to a Venn diagram which is a useful connection in helping students relate previous knowledge to new material.

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