Reptiles and Amphibians (1)

K - 3rd

In this animals learning exercise, students practice decoding the names of 14 different types of reptiles and amphibians. Students write their answers on the lines provided on the learning exercise.

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Reptiles and Amphibians

Introduce your class to various reptiles and amphibians. They will meet and identify a representative from each of the four major reptile families, then learn about and discuss reptile characteristics. Next, they will identify and discuss the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians. This lesson suggests the use of either actual or stuffed reptiles. Most local museums have an animal lending library specifically for this type of usage.

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