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- Wakefield, RI
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Fifth graders research and present a paper about vertebrates. In this research and writing lesson plan, 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 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 examine the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. They 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.