Reptile Teacher Resources
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Students identify the various adaptations of reptiles and amphibians. After distinguishing between reptiles and amphibians, students discuss the ways in which their adaptations aid in their survival. They participate in a hands on demonstration of the proper way to handle a reptile.
Sixth graders explore the animals that live on the prairie and identify differences between amphibians and reptiles and the adaptations each have made to live on the prairie.
Learners examine the evolution, morphological characteristics, and unique behaviors of snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises. They chose one of the reptiles to research and complete a Reptile Report worksheet about.
What type of reptiles live in New York State? This instructional activity gets the class thinking about what factors determine where particular animals live. They analyze the Hudson Valley environment, identify specific reptile and amphibian characteristics, and then complete a worksheet that maps the areas in which particular reptiles and amphibians dwell. The answer keys are included but worksheet masters are not. Since a link to the web site is available worksheets may be downloadable.
First graders experience different types of eggs and reptiles. They study that reptiles (dinosaurs) did not hatch from eggs with hard shells, like those of chickens.
Students locate reptiles, analyze them, and then classify them.
Students compare the similarities and differences among animals of the four classifications. They look at the characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. They discuss the meaning of vertebrates and write a paragraph about one animal from each group.
In this chordate hearts worksheet, students read a passage describing the differences of the hearts of fish, amphibians, and reptiles. After reading, students label diagrams and answer questions.
In this animal mapping activity, students read a short passage about amphibians and reptiles in New York State, then use a set of maps to answer related questions.
Young scholars identify the various adaptations of reptiles and amphibians. After distinguishing between reptiles and amphibians, students discuss the ways in which their adaptations aid in their survival. They participate in a hands on demonstration of the proper way to handle a live reptile.
High schoolers study birds and examine the idea that they evolved from reptiles or dinosaurs. In this birds instructional activity students divide into groups and research one side of the debate, then at the end have the high schoolers debate each-other.
First graders investigate the characteristics of vertebrates. They classify each as mammal, fish, bird, and reptiles. Students explore the differences between various types of animals and classify each.
Second graders discuss the six main classes of animals: insects, birds, fish, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. They complete a variety of activities about animals. They solve animal riddles, categorize toy animals, create an animal flap book, and discuss the relationship between plants and animals.
Students study the eyes and eyelids that are uniquely characteristics of reptiles and amphibians. They complete an example of crocodile eyes and make a model of a crocodilian eye.
First graders identify animal similarities and differences by appearances, growth, and internal attributes. They move through animal centers examining similarities and differences of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
students make booklets about each of the following: reptiles, birds, plants, animals and buffalo. Each was information and contained the facts covered in class. they research one specific area in which they were especially interested. They created a report after investigating many sites.
Students study different kinds of animals and what group they belong to. In this animal classification lesson students view different animals and sort them by what group they belong to, for example a snake is in the reptile group.
Students draw adult and baby animals to show the metamorphosis that happens in their lives. In this metamorphosis lesson plan, students do this for reptiles, mammals, birds, insects, and more.
Students study animal habitats and make a poster showing two animals, two birds, and two reptiles in their habitats.
Students identify four different categories of reptiles and explain how snakes deliver their venom to their prey.