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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.
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 a reptile theme through a variety of reptile activities. In this reptile instructional activity, students create a paper plate snake, observe a snake skin using a magnifying glass and draw the patterns they see on paper. Students then make a turtle shell out of a paper box and crawl around like a real turtle.
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. They then play a game with dice before writing a journal entry on everything they know about reptiles and amphibians.
Snakes and lizards can be very tiny or very long. Your class will get out their rulers to see just how big snakes and lizards can be. They discuss several different reptiles by reading the included animal fact cards, then each small group uses rulers and yard sticks to measure the length of their assigned animals. The smallest measures 10cm and the longest measures about 29 feet! The activity is perfect for incorporating science into your next measurement or math lesson.
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.
Fourth graders are able to explain why reptiles and /or amphibians have certain adaptations. They use the library resources and the library databases to find information about reptiles and amphibians. Students organize the information that they have found into a brochure.
Here is a fine biology lesson that introduces youngsters to reptiles. They study their feeding habits, their habitats, and the adaptations they must make to survive in their environments. The outstanding lesson includes two excellent student handout sheets that facilitate their learning. These science lessons from the Desert Discovery folks are all well-worth using in your class!
Students will learn to use outlines as a comprehension strategy. Summarization is the most important comprehension strategy, and should be taught to maturing readers. During this lesson plan learners use the story of a reptile to practice comprehension with the summarization strategy.
Learners compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. As a class, students discuss the yellow-spotted lizard mentioned in the novel Holes. Using internet resources, learners research facts about reptiles and amphibians and document their findings on a provided worksheet.