Grades 8-12 | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents Classification and Common Ancestry - Sep 29, 2020 11:10am EDT

Events > 2020 > September > Grades 8-12 | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents Classification and Common Ancestry - Sep 29, 2020 11:10am EDT

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What exactly is common ancestry? Who was Carl von Linne? What is the difference between classification and identification? What is a phylogeny and how is it important to the classification of organisms? To answer these questions, we will introduce the concept of biological classification and the importance common ancestry plays in correct phylogeny. Participants will learn how to interpret a phylogenetic tree and learn the value and limitation of “keys” in organizing groups of objects while developing their own dichotomous key.

Life Science, Living Systems, Genetics