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Students are able to describe the development of their chosen form of vertebrate life from the past to the present in a four to six page typed paper. They explain the use of phylogenetic tree. Students use the phylogenetic tree to exemplify an organism's evolutionary change as well as current information on the organism's current adaptation or change of habitat.
Students conduct research on various vertebrates. They read the eBook 'Vertebrates,' select a vertebrate, conduct research, and create an eBook with one photo about their chosen vertebrate.
Fourth graders investigate the characteristics of each vertebrate group. They take notes in a science journal, and in small groups create a HyperStudio slideshow presentation to present information about a specific vertebrate group.
Examine the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates as learners conduct Internet research, take an online invertebrate quiz, complete a vertebrate fact sheet, print out pictures of invertebrates they find interesting, and create index card information fact cards. In order to save paper, kids can create online bulletin boards to collect and share their favorite photos.
Eighth graders classify vertebrate animals according to their characteristics. In this life science lesson plan, 8th graders distinguish among the seven classes of vertebrates. They examine similar characteristics among those that belong to the same class.
What a terrific lesson! Learners discuss the animal kingdom, and classify them as vertebrates and invertebrates. They also identify them as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. There is even a taxonomic breakdown of popular animals.
In this biology worksheet, students look for the answers to how to classify animals. They specifically focus upon the vertebrates while differentiating the characteristics from other organisms.
Students explore the question, "What types of adaptations do invertebrates need to live in a methane hydrate habitat?" They design an invertebrate or vertebrate capable of living in a methane hydrate ecosystem.
Students design a deep-sea animal. In this research based lesson, students research and design a vertebrate or invertebrate that lives in a methane hydrate habitat. They compile a class chart of the adaptations animals have in this ecosystem.
Fifth graders research and present a paper about vertebrates. In this research and writing instructional activity, 5th graders research information about vertebrates which they include in a paper and presentation. They determine how to present relevant information in an entertaining way. They include a picture or other visual clue in their presentation.
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and investigate different types of vertebrates and invertebrates. In this vertebrates and invertebrates lesson plan, students provide illustrations and captions for the sea life they researched.
In this science activity, students classify pictures into categories of vertebrates or invertebrates. After a class discussion, students divide into groups, and are given plastic baggies that contain photographs of each. The groups must correctly sort and categorize the pictures.
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.
Middle schoolers identify various classifications of vertebrates. They explain how a vertebrate fits into a food chain and create a story with illustrations about different aspects of vertebrates.
In this biology worksheet, students examine the human skeleton and then classify animal bones according to their similar function.
Fifth graders examine the traits and characteristics of vertebrates. Identifying the key factors that make the classes of vertebrates unique, they create a children's book. They decide which material is necessary to share about the animals.
Students describe the development of their chosen form of vertebrate life from the past to the present in a four to six page paper. They explain the use of a phylogenetic tree, and use this to exemplify an organism's evolutionary change as well as current information on the organism's current adaptation or change of habitat.
Third graders differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates, and identify the main characteristics of mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. They sort and categorize different types of balls, discuss the characteristics of five types of vertebrates, and participate in a characteristic identification game.
Students investigate the coverings of vertebrates and invertebrates and cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals. In this animals and their coverings lesson plan, students observe displays of different animals and discuss and answer questions about their body coverings. Students move from station to station and answer 3 questions about a picture of an animal. The class discusses the proper answers at the end of the activity.
Fifth graders extend and refine their knowledge about vertebrates and invertebrates. They access and gather information on the two chosen animals, using either the Internet or an electronic encyclopedia source.