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Learning Animal Classifications by Writing Non-fiction Texts
The perfect activity to follow a class field trip to the zoo! Young scientists use photos of different animals to observe their characteristics and sort them into appropriate categories. Learners can come up with all kinds of categories as long as they justify their thinking.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 20 Views 309 Downloads
Animal Classification: A Collaborative Sorting Activity for Key Stages 2 & 3
Introduce the logic behind a dichotomous key or administer a group performance assessment with a fun and challenging classification lesson. With explicit instructions for the teacher and for collaborative groups, as well as engaging visual manipulatives, your kids will enjoy looking at the pictures of the animals they are sorting, as well as using the graphic dichotomous key.
4th - 8th Science 112 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students are introduced to the concept of classification as it relates to objects, information, and characteristics. In this classification lesson, students research a variety of animals. Students study the Linnaeus's system of classifying plants and animals on seven levels.
K - 5th Science 78 Views 151 Downloads
Fifth graders choose an activity to help them memorize the animal classification terms according to their own "multiple intelligences" learning style. In this animal classification and study skills lesson, 5th graders memorize animal classification terms by creating mnemonic devices, constructing models, writing lyrics, or other activities developed to match multiple intelligences.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 46 Downloads
Echinoderm structure and characteristics are the focus of this reading comprehension and labeling worksheet. Attractive diagrams and ample information make this a suitable homework assignment for your biology buffs when learning about animal classification.
7th - 10th Science 31 Views 119 Downloads
Third graders differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates, and identify the main characteristics of mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. They sort and categorize different types of balls, discuss the characteristics of five types of vertebrates, and participate in a characteristic identification game.
3rd Science 31 Views 139 Downloads
Present information about the classification of animals. After participating in the teacher-led discussion about scientific names, small groups devise their own way of classifying everyday objects present in the classroom, developing two-part names for several objects in the room.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 55 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Animal, Insect, and Bird Classification
After completing a unit on animal classification and attending a field trip students e-mail a trusted adult with some information about animal classification. They detail what they have learned about classifications of animals, insects and birds.
2nd Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
Animal Classifications and Food Chains (So What's Eating You?)
First graders examine classifications of animals and their place in the food chain. They discuss key vocabulary words, simulate a food chain pyramid, create a paper food chain, conduct a photosynthesis experiment, and create a class mural.
1st Science 19 Views 207 Downloads
Students recognize the six groups of animals (Mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods) and their characteristics. In this animal characteristics lesson, students sort animals by their traits. Students cut and paste pictures into animal groups.
K - 3rd Science 12 Views 71 Downloads
Vertebrates in the Pond
A vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone. Youngsters learn about vertebrates such as birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles that live in or near pond habitats. The class is divided into vertebrate groups as they play a matching game that helps them learn to identify defining characteristics of each animal group.
1st Science 37 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable