Last week, I got to attend some meetings that focused on teaching the new NGSS standards. The meetings are so helpful! One of the awesome things we did was use a dichotomous key to classify jelly beans by the appearance so we would know what flavor they were. These are the same jelly beans from Harry Pottery with flavors of vomit, booger, and pickles! Then we were asked to create our own which his higher level thinking. I cannot wait to do this with our fourth grade students!