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Show your class the world of short report writing. Beginning with the book How to Lose All Your Friends, class members identify the elements of an effective paragraph and analyze written examples. They plan and write paragraphs and short reports about animal classification, explorers, and the solar system.
Students are introduced to the concept of classification as it relates to objects, information, and characteristics. In this classification instructional activity, students research a variety of animals. Students study the Linnaeus's system of classifying plants and animals on seven levels. Students use the scientific classification system to identify a plant or animal and make significant connections regarding the Latin root based language of each term.
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. informational texts can act as good supplemental materials for this exercise as well as good texts to share with older reading buddies. Finally, learners will create animal classification collages!
Learners explore animal characteristics. In this animal classification lesson, students research 10 animals native to their area and classify each of the animals using their attributes and habits. Learners create drawings and poems that feature the animals and create a stem and leaf plot with the classification data they collected.
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. The students construct a food chain on the bulletin board using pictures they draw or pint out.
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. Finally, they discuss the reasons why scientists classify animals and how they determine the schema for doing so.
Pupils 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.
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. Students answer 18 questions.
Students study animals and practice classifying them through observation activities. In this animal classification instructional activity, students complete a KWL chart about animals. Students then sort pictures of animals into chart categories based on their observations of the animal characteristics. Students complete an animal collage.