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Vertebrate Matching Game
Eighth graders classify vertebrate animals according to their characteristics. In this life science lesson, 8th graders distinguish among the seven classes of vertebrates. They examine similar characteristics among those that belong to the same class.
8th Science 22 Views 69 Downloads
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.
1st Science 37 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Classifying Vertebrates
What features do scientists use to classify animals into groups? Class groups examine a series of paired images of vertebrates (a bass and a trout, a toad and a newt, a crocodile and a tortoise, an owl and a robin, a tiger and a bear) and list what the pairs have in common.
5th - 7th Science 11 Views 9 Downloads
The Five Classes of Vertebrates
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.
2nd - 6th Science 66 Views 382 Downloads
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.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Comparative anatomy prevails in the lesson exploring diversity among invertebrates. Biologists examine physical characteristics of an earthworm from phylum annelida and a meal worm from phylum insecta. They also inspect a cricket and a crayfish, both arthropods, but from different classes.
6th - 12th Science 63 Views 112 Downloads
The Animal Body and How it Moves
Spark interest in the body structure of vertebrates with this comprehensive and colorful learning exercise. Your biology class will explore the levels of organization, primary tissue types, and the main organ systems. Finally, they hone in on how skeletal muscles contract, allowing vertebrate motility.
9th - Higher Ed Science 13 Views 51 Downloads
Vertebrates or Invertebrates
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.
3rd - 5th Science 25 Views 153 Downloads
Structure and Function of Vertebrates - Reading/Notetaking Guide - What is a Vertebrate?
A sequence map on the evolutionary development of vertebrates, a concept map on the endoskeleton, and several other questions about vertebrate adaptations are arranged on three pages for young biologists to complete. This can be used as a textbook reading guide, a lecture note taking guide, or a review homework assignment.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Classification of Animals
This is one of the better presentations I've seen on the classification of animals. Youngsters view slides that introduce the characteristics of each of the animals groups through the use of photographs and text. Then, they are given examples of animals and must determine the correct classification.
2nd - 4th Science 10 Views 83 Downloads
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.
3rd Science 31 Views 139 Downloads
Animals and Their Coverings
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.
8th - 10th Science 4 Views 25 Downloads
Study Jams! Vertebrates
Your back will be covered when you use this presentation to introduce beginning biologists to phylum chordata, the vertebrates. Five classes are defined: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals throughout the eight vibrant slides. This easily can serve as a ready-made introduction to the different vertebrate groups for upper-elementary life science learners.
3rd - 6th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students identify and describe five main groups of the Phylum Chordata. They discover that the Phylum Chordata is the vertebrates. Students identify the main difference between invertebrates and vertebrates. They read passages about the different chordates.
9th - 11th Science 6 Views 51 Downloads