Animal Classification Teacher Resources
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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 16 Views 307 Downloads
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 66 Views 146 Downloads
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 3 Views 22 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 72 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 28 Views 136 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 11 Views 70 Downloads
Fifth graders research an assigned animal on the Internet and determine if their assigned animal is a producer, a consumer, or a decomposer. They type a one page report on their assigned animal citing online references, edit their work, and proofread another student's work.
5th Science 4 Views 60 Downloads
Third graders work in small groups to investigate how to sort a variety of items into groups and subgroups. They work on a class chart based on the activity which show how the items are classified based on commonalities. Upon completion of the classification exercise, they complete a KWL chart about Animal Classification.
3rd Science 23 Views 120 Downloads
Animal Classification Scavenger Hunt
Students participate in an on site activity about animal classification at the Minnesota Zoo. While at the zoo and on the different trails, students answer questions about different animals found in each trail. They also choose any animal to watch for 10 minutes and record their observations and draw a picture of the animal.
1st - 3rd Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Animal Classification Worksheet
Students participate in an animal classification activity from the Minnesota Zoo. Using a list of animals form a word bank, they identify animals pictured on a worksheet and discover they are all the different types of Vertebrate animals in the classification system.
1st - 3rd Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
Animals without Backbones
Students study animal characteristics and identify animals. In this classification lesson plan students examine the different invertebrates and explain their habitats. this lesson plan is detailed with many activities that may be split to cover multiple lessons
8th - 12th Science 81 Views 249 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 4 Views 45 Downloads
In this classification worksheet, students read names of various animals and write them in the correct classification categories mammals, marsupials, insects, reptiles, monotreme, or birds and draw a picture of one animal from each category.
4th - 6th Science 22 Views 251 Downloads
4th Grade Life Science Unit: Animals
Fourth graders classify animals. In this animal kingdom lesson, 4th graders research animal habitats and behaviors. Students connect to a zoologist via SKYPE and learn about animal classification. Students blog about preserving animal habitats and create animal project products using various technology tools.
4th Science 10 Views 63 Downloads