Cladograms Activity


Practice reading and making cladograms.

Grades 7 and Up

In this cladograms activity, students analyze diagrams to determine evolutionary relationships. then, they’ll make their own from given data.

  • Parts One and Two: Students are familiarized with reading cladograms. Two different cladogram diagrams of animal evolutionary trees are provided, and students evaluate the diagrams to answer questions about evolutionary relationships between organisms.
  • Part Three: Students use provided data to add information to a given cladogram.
  • Part Four: Students generate a cladogram by analyzing a data chart about animal features.

We also offer a Cladograms Worksheet where students practice reading cladograms.

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