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Mammals and Reptiles Cut and Paste
Adorable! Most children are really drawn to animals. With this worksheet, they cut out eight darling drawings of animals and then affix each to a page divided in half according to whether it is a mammal or a reptile. If you need it, an answer key follows!
Vertebrates in the Pond
A vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone. Youngsters learn about vertebrates such as birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles that live in or near pond habitats. The class is divided into vertebrate groups as they play a matching game that helps them learn to identify defining characteristics of each animal group. The lesson concludes with a re-reading of the story, Maple Pond, which they will use as they complete a related worksheet.
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.
In this word search worksheet, students locate ten reptiles. The word list includes tortoise, boa, skink, alligator, and turtle.
Comparing and Contrasting a Desert Reptile and a Rainforest Mammal
First graders compare and contrast two different type of animals while also making predictions, observations, and asking provocative questioning. In this compare and contrast lesson, 1st graders acquire knowledge about why some animals are able to live and survive in certain environments while others are not.
Prairie Scales and Prairie Smoothies
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.
Scales, Scutes, and Skins
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.
Creatures of Scale
Students 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.
Mapping Where Animals Live
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.
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.
Reptile and Amphibian Word Search
In this reptile and amphibian worksheet, students complete a word search puzzle by finding 24 terms associated with the different types of reptiles and amphibians.
Vertebrates: Part II, Reptiles & Birds
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.
Students locate reptiles, analyze them, and then classify them.
Young scholars 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 instructional activity, learners read a passage describing the differences of the hearts of fish, amphibians, and reptiles. After reading, students label diagrams and answer questions.
Mapping Where Animals Live
In this animal mapping worksheet, students read a short passage about amphibians and reptiles in New York State, then use a set of maps to answer related questions.
What Are Reptiles, Amphibians, And Fish?
For this animal classification worksheet, students will compare and contrast the characteristics of reptiles, amphibians, and fish. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
Word Search: Australian Reptiles & Amphibians
In this word search worksheet, students will find and circle the names of 21 Australian reptiles and amphibians. A realistic, color picture accompanies the name of each animal.
Reptiles, Fish and Insects Idioms
In this recognizing idioms about reptiles, fish, and insects worksheet, students match idioms with their meanings and translate them and choose idioms to match meanings in sentences. Students answer 16 questions.
Students study birds and examine the idea that they evolved from reptiles or dinosaurs. In this birds lesson students divide into groups and research one side of the debate, then at the end have the students debate each-other.