Reptile Teacher Resources
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Whether it’s all about a Jackson Chameleon or a North American Bearded Lizard, learners will be eager to embark on informational text with reptiles.
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 reptiles worksheet, learners identify and label the different parts of reptiles. They complete 10 short answer questions after reading the information provided in the worksheet.
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.
First graders draw pictures of reptiles and share them with the class describing the characteristics of the reptile. In this reptiles lesson plan, 1st graders determine if animals in pictures are reptiles or not.
Students identify and interpret the various differences between reptiles and amphibians. Then they draw an amphibian and reptile and correctly label their body parts. Students also invent new reptiles and amphibians, sketch how they would look and their habitats, and finally, write a story about their imaginary creature.
Did you know that reptile species outnumber mammals? Reptiles include snakes, turtles, and lizards. Watch this video to learn a few more interesting facts.
This video slide show includes vibrant photographs of various reptiles. From snakes to turtles, this slide show will definitely rattle your scales.
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 instructional activity suggests the use of either actual or stuffed reptiles. Most local museums have an animal lending library specifically for this type of usage.
Second graders work in small groups to research reptiles. They explore various websites, take notes, view a reptile PowerPoint presentation, and illustrate and write a summary of their research.
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.
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.
Student perform observations of live reptiles to find out about a family of marine reptiles. They answer a series of questions and discuss their answers with the rest of the class. They handle model specimens of the marine reptile they observed.
In this reptiles worksheet, students read about reptiles and then answer 10 questions about what they just learned. The answers are on the last page.
First graders draw a reptile portraying certain characteristics and share their drawing with the class. In this reptiles lesson plan, 1st graders use pictures of animals to decipher between reptiles and other animals.
Students compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. As a class, students discuss the yellow-spotted lizard mentioned in the novel Holes. Using internet resources, students research facts about reptiles and amphibians and document their findings on a provided worksheet.
Fourth graders compare and contrast the behavior and structure of amphibians and reptiles of Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources website is an important resource for them to access, for information as well as colorful pictures of all these animals.
Third graders use the internet to research mammals, reptiles and amphibians. They list important items about their chosen animal. Students identify characteristics of an animal and where they live. They classify animals as a mammal, reptile, amphibian.
Sixth graders observe the different state of frog development. In this biology lesson, 6th graders conduct a series of experiments on amphibians. They differentiate reptiles from amphibians.
Students use the reptile section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho. They make a dichotomous key and decide on what defining characteristics they can use to distinguish between species. They hone their observation skills and recognize defining characteristics in reptiles.