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Decision Trees:Classifying Animals

Bands: Years 5-6, 7-8

Duration: 1-2 hours

Classify animals using a decision tree algorithm.

This lesson teaches students to use physical characteristics of different animals to develop an algorithm that allows you to easily group and identify each animal based on a series of simple questions.

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Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Data interpretation
(ACTDIP003) (ACTDIP009) (ACTDIP016) (ACTDIP026) (ACTDIP037)
Algorithms
(ACTDIP004) (ACTDIP010) (ACTDIP019) (ACTDIP029) (ACTDIP040)

Linked resources

Python Biology

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to build an animal classifier!

Python Biology Extension

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to build an animal classifier!

Blockly Biology

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to identify animals!

Decision Trees:Animal Trading Cards

Use the these cards in the Decision Trees:Animal Classification activity.