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Once the lecture on anatomy, classification and evolution are covered students then complete the "create a cladogram activity." Students are given a bag of nails, screws, and bolts which they must seperate and make observations about the characters of each item. Student then must determine the important derived characters and generate a matrix and cladogram. Students then must compare their cladograms with other groups to see how results varied and why results varied. This activity gives studnets proactive with the procedure of generating cladograms and some of its complexities.

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    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200051074T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Vocational/Professional Development Education,Systematics and Phylogenetic Reconstruction,NSDL

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    English

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