Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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This lesson serves as an introduction to classification, using familiar objects to help students understand what attributes are used to classify things.

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We used this activity as an introduction to collecting along the ocean beach. Three groups were told only to sort and create a classification “scheme.” It was presented as a fun competition between groups.—D. Grant, Highlands, NJ

This lesson offers a simple, effective way to introduce students to the idea of using characteristics of object to classify them by their similarities and differences.—S. Chesser, Hurley, NC

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Last updated: Jul. 30, 2014