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Activity Description of "The Kingdom of Pasta"

Title The Kingdom of Pasta
Audience Grades:8-10; Life Science, Biology, Integrated
Abstract This activity uses different kinds of uncooked pasta as the individual members of a kingdom. Students must give each individual a scientific name and then construct a dichotomous key to identify each individual. Teachers can use any number of different pasta shapes/colors to vary the difficulty of this activity.
Author Judith Allard
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Unifying Concept Systems, order and organization
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Understandings about scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Nature of scientific knowledge
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Structure and function in living systems, Diversity and adaptations of organisms
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