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- Andrea G., Teacher
- Jacksonville, FL
Reptile Teacher Resources
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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!
Fourth graders explore biology by presenting a report to their classmates. In this reptiles lesson, 4th graders utilize the independent investigation method to research a specific reptile. Students create a written report on their species as well as a visual product representing the characteristics and habits of the reptile.
A multifaceted lesson, young readers practice various reading strategies, explore features of nonfiction texts and learn about reptiles all at once! As pre-reading activities, learners take a picture walk through Reptiles by National Geographic, identify the features that make it a nonfiction text, and review the importance of looking up difficult vocabulary words. After doing all this with the teacher, learners finish reading the book independently.
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 reptiles and amphibians. They then play a game with dice before writing a journal entry on everything they know about reptiles and amphibians.
Fourth graders explore biology by viewing animal videos in class. In this amphibian and reptile lesson, 4th graders identify the key differences between reptiles, amphibians and other animal classifications. Students view video clips in class and examine live specimens with their classmates.
Introduce your class to various reptiles and amphibians. They will meet and identify a representative from each of the four major reptile families, then learn about and discuss reptile characteristics. Next, they will identify and discuss the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians. This lesson suggests the use of either actual or stuffed reptiles. Most local museums have an animal lending library specifically for this type of usage.
In this reptile and amphibian Boy Scout merit badge worksheet, students complete 7 pages of short answer questions about reptiles and amphibians. They identify the characteristics of each, tell where they are located, and make sketches or take photographs of at least four species.
Students explore biology by completing a research project on a specific animal. In this reptile research lesson, students discuss the characteristics that classify an animal as a reptile and view video clips of reptiles in action. Students create a Venn diagram comparing snakes and lizards and write a summary about a chosen reptile.