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Students read Chameleon, Chameleon and Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile. In this reptile instructional activity, students learn a rhyme about a turtle, review the vocabulary word "chameleon," and graph students favorite reptiles. Students create a stained glass turtle and examine the skins that snakes have shed.
Compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians using a reading guide handout. Although it is designed to accompany a particular textbook, most reading or video selections covering these types of animals will go over the same facts. If you are looking for a simple learning exercise to ensure your kids get the key facts, here it is.
First graders compare and contrast two different type of animals while also making predictions, observations, and asking provocative questioning. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, 1st graders acquire knowledge about why some animals are able to live and survive in certain environments while others are not.
Students investigate reptiles and reptile habitats. They listen to books, cut out magazine pictures of reptiles from National Geographic, sort plastic animals into the categories of mammal, reptile, or amphibian, watch a National Geographic video, and create their own reptile.
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.
What type of reptiles live in New York State? This lesson 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.
Zoologists tour of the worlds of reptiles and birds when viewing this presentation. The physical characteristics, methods of reproduction, homeostasis, and special senses of each are detailed. Diagrams include the reptile egg, bird beaks, and the structure of a feather. This is an outstanding overview of these two phyla that can be used when teaching classification in a biology class.