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 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 113 Views 102 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Study Jams! Invertebrates
Stringed instruments play as viewers explore ocean invertebrates through nine nicely flowing slides. The captions describe the eight phyla: cnidaria, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods,and enchinoderms. During your animal classification unit, this would be a vivid example of the phylum level.
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads 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 two-part names for several objects in the room.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 55 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
What Class Are You In?
Classifying animals has never been this much fun! Pupils discuss the animal groups, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and also identify their characteristics. Then, they take pictures of animals and classify them in a group according to their characteristics.
2nd - 4th Science 16 Views 89 Downloads
Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, or amphibians.
1st - 3rd Science 27 Views 26 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
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
Give your class an idea of how animals are classified by scientists with this interactive PowerPoint activity. They are presented with six different animals, they answer yes or no questions until only one animal remains alongside information about it.
K - 2nd Science 10 Views 37 Downloads
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 lesson, in which they review classifications of other animals before filling out worksheets on reptiles and amphibians.
K - 3rd Science 29 Views 187 Downloads
Second graders use fun plastic eggs to investigate mammals and non egg-laying animals. After discussion in the class they open plastic eggs with animal pictures inside and decide if the animal lays eggs. They observe the inside and outside of an egg and complete a T-chart.
1st - 2nd Science 8 Views 59 Downloads