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Introduction to Classification
Obtain either a set of sham plants or a film can containing a sample of seeds. In the container you may find one or more of the following species: Adzuki bean (brown, white, black mottled); Black turtle bean; Black-eyed pea (Cow pea; white with black "eye"); Broad bean (large, brown); Castor bean (mottled); Garbanzo (Chick pea; yellow, round); Green bean; Lentil (brown); Mung bean (round, green); Navy bean (white); and Sunflower seed (actually a fruit).
Sort the plants or seeds into individual species.
Now, group the species into genera.
Finally, group the genera into one or more families
Now, check your "answers" (I will provide a sheet with the scientific names of the seeds in the containers)
Now, make a simple classification for the families
08/22/2008 / � Copyright by SG