Create a Cladogram
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- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
- Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page
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This page first made public: Jun 4, 2009
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For the questions section if they put a thoughtful answer and demostrate they can create a simple cladogram using everyday objects they have met the goals of this section.
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment:Create a Cladogram (Acrobat (PDF) 69kB Aug2 09)
- Instructors Notes:
An option for an additional activity is to give students real organisms and ask the students to complete the same assignment
- Solution Set:Solution Set for Create a Cladogram (Acrobat (PDF) 52kB Aug2 09)