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ERIC Number: EJ789631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Harry Potter and the Dichotomous Key
Crowther, David T.
Science and Children, v41 n2 p18-23 Oct 2003
In this lesson, students use Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans--a "wild" candy written about in the Harry Potter books and now available in stores--to learn about classification and dichotomous keys. In these activities, students sort jelly beans according to a key and then construct a key for a "new" flavor of beans. Students then build on their knowledge by classifying buttons and constructing their own classification key. (Contains 2 figures, 5 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A