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...
Pre-K - 2nd Science
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...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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.
Reptiles and Amphibians Compare and Contrast
Would you rather touch an amphibian or a reptile? Challenge your young zoologists' comparing and contrasting skills with this instructional activity, in which they review classifications of other animals before filling out worksheets on...
K - 3rd Science