Scientists use a chart called a dichotomous key to better identify things based on their characteristics. Dichotomous means divided into two parts or classifications.It is easy to read a dichotomous key once you know how. View the video below to learn how to read a dichotomous key to identify things.
Are you ready to take up the challenge?
Learn to think like a scientist by using a dichotomous key to identify the name of each of the bugs. Be sure to have read the instructions carefully to know what you need to do. Also make sure you read the two choices for each step carefully and look carefully at the picture to identify the characteristics being described.