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Adaptations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn about adaptations of plants, animals, and humans through a collection of four Animal League videos. Host Britt Garner discusses behavioral and physical adaptations like camouflage. Also featured are unique adaptions like...
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Reptiles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Did you know that reptile species outnumber mammals? Reptiles include snakes, turtles, and lizards. Watch this video to learn a few more interesting facts.
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Reptiles - NatGeo Best Photos

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This video slide show includes vibrant photographs of various reptiles. From snakes to turtles, this slide show will definitely rattle your scales.
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Vertebrates: Part II, Reptiles & Birds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Reptiles

For Students 3rd - 5th
A two-minute mini lesson on reptiles entertains and educates your elementary life science learners. The facts that reptiles are cold-blooded, they conserve their energy, and have protective scales, are all divulged by Bill in a way that...
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Reptile and Amphibian Anatomy

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify and interpret the various differences between reptiles and amphibians. Then they draw an amphibian and reptile and correctly label their body parts. Students also invent new reptiles and amphibians, sketch how they...
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Reptiles Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reptiles instructional activity, learners read 11 definitions and match them to the correct vocabulary words in a word box. Students write the reptile vocabulary words in front of each definition.
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Reptiles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When crocodiles close their mouths, you still see their teeth, but when alligators close their mouths, their teeth are hidden. Learn more about these reptiles and their many evolutionary cousins in a fact-filled presentation. It...
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The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Reptiles survived the largest extinction event on the planet and then they grew into the most dominant class of the Mesozoic Era. They quickly evolved into giants on land, sea, and air. In an episode of the PBS Eons series viewers learn...
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Reel in Learning with Reptiles

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Whether it’s all about a Jackson Chameleon or a North American Bearded Lizard, learners will be eager to embark on informational text with reptiles.
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All About Reptiles

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine different kinds and characteristics of reptiles, and demonstrate reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.
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Reptiles Puzzle

For Students 4th - 7th
In this reptiles word search puzzle, learners identify the names of reptiles. A list of 18 names is provided to assist the students in their search.
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Dinosaurs - Reptiles of the Skies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What's scarier than dinosaurs on land? Dinosaurs in the sky! These flying reptiles rule the air with wingspans up to five meters! Check out this video to observe these ancient "birds".
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Radical Reptiles

For Students 4th - 7th
In this reptiles activity, students read about reptiles and then answer 10 questions about what they just learned. The answers are on the last page.
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Reptile Identification Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are shown how to use the Digital Atlas of Idaho. They use a dichotomous key to identify species of Idaho reptiles. Students describe some basic life characteristics of reptiles. They use th visual key to identify the species...
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Leapin' Lizards And Other Facts About Reptiles And Amphibians

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. As a class, students discuss the yellow-spotted lizard mentioned in the novel Holes. Using internet resources, students research facts about reptiles and amphibians and document...
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Amphibians and Reptiles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this amphibians and reptiles worksheet, young scholars answer short answer questions about amphibians, reptiles, their characteristics, groups, and more. Students complete 8 questions total.
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Reptiles and Amphibians Video Study Guide

For Students 5th - 8th
In this "Reptiles and Amphibians" worksheet, students watch the science video and respond to 37 fill in the blank questions regarding information from the documentary pertaining to reptiles and amphibians.
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What is a Reptile?

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this reptile worksheet, students read 1 page of background information before they cut out the 24 reptile picture and fact cards that may be used for study.
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Reptiles Word Search

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this reptiles word puzzle worksheet, students examine the 17 words and names in the word bank and locate them in the word search puzzle.
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Reptiles and Amphibians

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
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...
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Reptiles, Amphibians, and the Scientific Method

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What do a reptile and an amphibian have in common? A three-part lesson allows scholars to investigate the similarities and differences between the two types of animals by identifying specific body parts. The lesson highlights the...
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The Five Classes of Vertebrates

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
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...
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Word Search: Common Amphibians and Reptiles

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters find these common amphibians and reptiles in this word search. Each of the animals has an accurate representation on the worksheet. There is an answer key at the bottom of the page. A nice, colorful word search.
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Reptile-Themed Group Signs

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Is your class into reptiles? These printable table group signs cover everything from the alligator to the tuatara. Just print, laminate, and hang over your table groups. There are eight different reptiles represented. 
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Lizards, Snakes, and Poisonous Animals in the Deserts of Australia

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Australia has more lizards than any other country. Learners have an opportunity to get up close to one type, the goanna lizard, with a short video about how this speedy reptile survives under the harsh conditions of the outback. Viewers...
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The Reptiles

For Students 5th - 8th
In this reptiles activity, students match 9 terms from a word list to the statement that it completes. Then students write 1 short paragraph about how they feel about reptiles.
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What Do You Know About Reptiles?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Introduce reptiles to your class. Each slide provides a list of basic characteristics of snakes, lizards, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, and tuataras. The last slide provides learners with the titles of a few books they can read if...
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Mapping Where Animals Live

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
What type of reptiles live in New York State? This lesson plan gets the class thinking about what factors determine where particular animals live. They analyze the Hudson Valley environment, identify specific reptile and amphibian...
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Herp Search

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students locate reptiles, analyze them, and then classify them.
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Reptile Riddles

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reptile riddles worksheet, students use their vocabulary skills to respond find the answers to the 18 riddles regarding reptiles.
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Reptiles Vocabulary Multiple Choice Activity

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this reptiles vocabulary worksheet, students complete a ten question multiple choice activity pertaining to reptiles. Students read the questions and choose the correct answer from four choices.
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Reptiles word search

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this reptiles worksheet, students search for names of reptiles in a word search. Students search for 11 different reptiles in this word search.
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Alphabetize Reptile Words

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this alphabetize reptile words worksheet, students use the word bank on the page to put eleven words about reptiles into alphabetical order.
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The Origin of Mammal Movement: Harvard Adventures, Part I

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It may be difficult for some humans to walk and chew gum at the same time ... but reptiles can't breathe while running at all! Compare the skeletal systems of reptiles and mammals in the first installment of Brain Scoop's fossils and...
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What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore dinosaur stance and the dinosaur-bird connection. They investigate what distinguishes dinosaurs from other reptiles? Students discuss how dinosaurs stand their legs positioned directly under their bodies. They are...
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Vertebrates

For Students 9th - 12th
In this vertebrate worksheet, students review the different adaptations for the 5 groups of vertebrates: birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes. This worksheet has 12 matching, 1 fill in the blank, and 7 short answer questions.
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Reptiles and Amphibians

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore biology by viewing animal videos in class. In this amphibian and reptile lesson, 4th graders identify the key differences between reptiles, amphibians and other animal classifications. Students view video clips in...
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Reptiles

For Students 9th - 10th
In this reptiles worksheet, students identify and label the different parts of reptiles. They complete 10 short answer questions after reading the information provided in the worksheet.
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Reptiles and Amphibians (1)

For Students K - 3rd
In this animals worksheet, students practice decoding the names of 14 different types of reptiles and amphibians. Students write their answers on the lines provided on the worksheet.
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What Class Are You In?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Classifying animals has never been this much fun! Pupils discuss the animal groups, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and also identify their characteristics. Then, they take pictures of animals and classify them in a group...
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Remarkable Reptiles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students will develop a KWL chart with the class to assess prior knowledge. The students will be given five-ten minutes to individually fill out the Know and Wonder sections of their individual charts. They will then participate in...
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Mammals and Reptiles Cut and Paste

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
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...
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Chemical Reactions and Engineering Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Construction leads to habitat loss and local wildlife suffers. Scholars must build a reptile egg incubation device that meets many constraints. Various experiments help them discover the chemical reaction needed to reach the proper...
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Who Am I? Reptiles and Amphibians

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students examine 16 detailed pictures of reptiles and amphibians. Students identify each animal. Answers are given upside down at the bottom of the page.
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Reptiles and Amphibians Verb Usage

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this verb usage learning exercise, students practice their printing and grammar skills by writing the correct verb on the lines to complete the sentence about reptiles and amphibian actions.
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Reptiles

For Teachers K
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...
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Reptiles

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word search worksheet, students locate ten reptiles. The word list includes tortoise, boa, skink, alligator, and turtle.
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Reptile Adaptaions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are able to explain why reptiles and /or amphibians have certain adaptations. They use the library resources and the library databases to find information about reptiles and amphibians. Students organize the information...
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Reptile and Amphibian Word Search

For Students 6th - 10th
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.
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Scales, Scutes, and Skins

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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...
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Chordate Hearts

For Students 4th - 5th
In this chordate hearts worksheet, students read a passage describing the differences of the hearts of fish, amphibians, and reptiles. After reading, students label diagrams and answer questions.
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Scales, Scutes, and Skins

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners 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...
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Animal Classes-Mammal Birds Fish Reptiles Amphibian

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners learn about the characteristics of each animal classification. In this animal classification lesson students will first learn the characteristics of each classification. Then, they will find animals from given materials and...
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Dimetrodon Is Not A Dinosaur

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon—the dinosaur that wasn't really a dinosaur! Explore the facts about an animal that lived before the Jurassic era with a fact-filled video from Brain Scoop. The narrator shows dimetrodon's characteristics, its common ancestry...
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The Biggest Thing That Ever Flew

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a reptile the size of a giraffe that flies across oceans. This reptile, quetzalcoatlus, existed, and scientists continue to learn more about this fascinating creature. The video, part of the Eons series, explains where the...
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Tuatara All the Way Down: Face to Face with a Living Fossil!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Change is good ... unless you're a tuatara! Meet Earth's oldest surviving reptile species in a fun video from an extensive science playlist. Content includes why the tuatara did not evolve and its unique anatomy.
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Crocodiles vs. Alligators

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Crocodile or alligator? The answer is in the bite! There are many characteristics that distinguish a crocodile from an alligator including the overbite of an alligator that contrasts with the underbite of the crocodile. Part of a larger...
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Reptile and Amphibian Punctuation and Capitalization Usage

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this grammar worksheet, students rewrite the sentences about reptiles and amphibians using correct punctuation and capitalization.
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Artistic Animals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students promote creativity through painting and drawing different types of vertebrates. They investigate how to classify the different categories of vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and manmmals. Studnets draw and paint a...
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The Excretory System

For Students 8th - 9th
In this excretory system instructional activity, students read a brief excerpt about water balance and the excretory system. Then they identify what compound birds, insects and reptiles living in dry habitats excrete. Students also...
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Creatures of the Grand Canyon

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this word search puzzle instructional activity, students find and circle all of the wildlife hidden in a word search puzzle. Students also classify the animals into groups of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, or amphibians.
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About Frogs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Following a reading of Frogs by Gail Gibbons, young scientists write about one fact they learned from the reading to include in a class book about frog facts. Class members illustrate their sentences and add a title page and a table of...
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The Croc That Ran on Hooves

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A crocodile with hooves and razor-sharp teeth was really a thing—and there is proof. A video lesson from the PBS Eons series presents the fossil evidence and explores the reasons for the adaptations of the unique reptile. Scholars see a...
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Let Me Out! Dino Eggs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students conduct research about animals that lay eggs such as reptiles and birds. After identifying characteristics of reptiles and discussing the connection to dinosaurs, they create a three-dimensional paper mache dinosaur egg with a...
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Dinosaur Supremacy

For Teachers 4th - 12th
With very little water, watch how a particular type of dinosaur has learned to adapt to the dry environment. This video displays other impressive reptiles from our past. Watch to observe these ancient creatures!
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Classroom Dinosaur Dig

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young paleontologists roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty in this hands-on unit on dinosaurs. Over the course of these seven lessons young scientists learn about these giant reptiles while excavating and assembling a T-rex...
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Educator's Guide: Holes

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...
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How are Snakes and Turtles Unique Reptiles?

For Students 5th - 6th
In this snakes and turtles worksheet, students answer several questions about the characteristics of snakes and reptiles. Students answer questions that describe how snakes and turtles are unique reptiles.
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Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this main idea and predicting outcomes instructional activity, students read short passages about dinosaurs and other reptiles and pick out the main idea and predict the outcome. Students read 2 separate passages.
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Characteristics of Reptiles Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw pictures of reptiles and share them with the class describing the characteristics of the reptile. In this reptiles lesson plan, 1st graders determine if animals in pictures are reptiles or not.
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Righteous Reptiles

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scientists write and draw about their knowledge of reptiles. They also view a nature video focusing on lizards and snakes, complete a chart comparing and contrasting them. Next, they focus on the defense mechanisms that they...
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The Bite of The Caiman

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study about Caimans-large reptiles that live in Manu. They create a model of the bite of the caiman in a class activity. They calculate the length of the caiman from the size of the model bite.
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Word Search: Australian Reptiles & Amphibians

For Teachers 1st - 4th
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.
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Reptiles and Amphibians (1)

For Students K - 3rd
In this animals activity, students locate and circle 14 different types of animals associated with reptiles and amphibians in a word search puzzle.
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Reptiles and Amphibians (2)

For Students K - 3rd
In this animals worksheet, students locate and circle or highlight 14 different types of reptiles and amphibians in a word search puzzle.
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Chameleons Are Masters of Nanotechnology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The oddball reptiles, chameleons, can teach animal lovers a little something about nanotechnology. Viewers peel away the layers of the chameleon skin to discover the different types of chromatophores using an episode of a larger series...
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Reptile Crossword

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science and language arts instructional activity, students complete a 38 word crossword puzzle about reptiles. There is no word bank for this puzzle which has colorful graphics.
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Reptiles

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology activity, students complete a crossword puzzle with 35 questions about reptiles. They identify the different types of reptiles.
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Characteristics of Reptiles

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw a reptile portraying certain characteristics and share their drawing with the class. In this reptiles lesson plan, 1st graders use pictures of animals to decipher between reptiles and other animals.
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Investigation 12 - Amphibians & Reptiles

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare and contrast the behavior and structure of amphibians and reptiles of Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources website is an important resource for them to access, for information as well as colorful pictures of...
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Science Talk about Mammals and Reptiles/Amphibians

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use the internet to research mammals, reptiles and amphibians. They list important items about their chosen animal. Students identify characteristics of an animal and where they live. They classify animals as a mammal,...
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Reptile Round-UP

For Students 3rd
For this reptiles identification worksheet, 3rd graders match 7 reptile names with their pictures. Students must draw a line to show the name of each reptile shown in the pictures provided.
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Reptiles are Cool (and Warm)

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reptiles instructional activity, students read a paragraph about how a reptile regulates its body temperature. Students indicate where a reptile would most likely be in a hot day and a cold day picture.
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Amphibians and Reptiles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students classify animals as either reptiles or amphibians.
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Herpetology

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders engage in a lesson plan to learn more about herpetile orgainsims. They have a background in these types before this lesson plan. Students gather specimens from various ponds, streams, and forest. The importance of the...
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Prairie Scales and Prairie Smoothies

For Teachers 6th
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.
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Fossils

For Students 7th - 9th
For this earth science worksheet, learners use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to solve the crossword puzzle on fossils. They identify specific names of fossils and how to make a mold of one.
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Animals Around the World

For Teachers K
Students study different kinds of animals and what group they belong to.  In this animal classification lesson plan students view different animals and sort them by what group they belong to, for example a snake is in the reptile group. 
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Classifying Reptiles and Amphibians

For Students K - 1st
For this animal classifying worksheet, students study the various pictures of animals and color only the pictures that illustrate a reptile.
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Amphibians and Reptiles

For Students 5th - 8th
Compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians using a reading guide handout. Although it is designed to accompany a particular textbook, most reading or video selections covering these types of animals will go over the same facts. If you...
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Describing Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
While a short review of animals and their classifications, this could be useful when discussing this topic in the classroom. There is a list of questions at the end to help review the main ideas. Reptiles, amphibians, and mammals are...
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Leaping Lizards

For Students 5th Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension skills with a worksheet that challenges scholars to read a brief informational passage about lizards then show what they know by answering five questions—four multiple choice questions and one short answer...
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Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge Workbook

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reptile and amphibian Boy Scout merit badge worksheet, students complete 7 pages of short answer questions about reptiles and amphibians. They identify the characteristics of each, tell where they are located, and make sketches...
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Searching the Digital Atlas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students become familiar with the tools of a digital atlas. They use a digital atlas of Idaho to located specified information. Students identify national forests, locate butterfly families, find examples of resident fish, and explore...
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Reptiles and Birds

For Students 4th - 8th
In this classification worksheet, students review 5 vocabulary terms that describe reptiles or birds. These 5 terms are placed into a crossword puzzle.
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How are animals classified? Scholars explore animal classification by observing non-living and living specimens. They learn how to organize animals into vertebrates and invertebrates and identify the five vertebrate groups: mammals,...
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Snakes

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a very informative worksheet on snakes that has a few worthwhile tasks embedded in it as well. Learners read some very interesting text about snakes. The text includes some ways to avoid having snakes hiding in your yard....
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Do Some Research

For Students 3rd - 7th
In this Internet research worksheet, students conduct library or Internet research on reptiles then draw a picture and write a report about the topic.
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Name Match

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this name match worksheet, students match up fourteen various types of reptiles and amphibians to their formal names by drawing a line from one to the other.
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Eyewitness Video: Reptiles

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Eyewitness Video "Reptile" worksheet, students complete a set of 14 questions about the video. A reference web site is given for additional activities
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Reptiles

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this reptiles worksheet, students use an idea map to compare amphibian and reptile adaptations. Students complete 2 short answer questions based on the idea map.
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Marine Reptiles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Student perform observations of live reptiles to find out about a family of marine reptiles. They answer a series of questions and discuss their answers with the rest of the class. They handle model specimens of the marine reptile they...
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Reptile or Amphibian?

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reptile/amphibian worksheet, students name an animal, identify it as a reptile or amphibian, then write statements about the animal and draw a picture of it.
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Common Amphibians and Reptiles Word Search

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students find the names of 20 common amphibians and reptiles in a word search puzzle. The word bank has a detailed color drawing of each species.
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Word Search: African Reptiles and Amphibians

For Teachers 4th - 5th
For this science worksheet, students examine 16 labeled color pictures of African reptiles and amphibians. Students locate the names in a word search puzzle.
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Hop into Action

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists find out what makes amphibians such unique and interesting animals in this simple life science lesson. After looking at pictures and discussing the characteristics of amphibians, learners complete a series of three Venn...
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Sunken Millions Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
This PowerPoint includes a game with ocean graphics in which two teams answer increasingly difficult questions about animals. Topics covered include plant and animal cells, animal adaptation, and similarities and differences between...
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Characteristics of Snakes and Turtles

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students examine the characteristics of snakes and turtles and compare/contrast reptiles with mammals. They watch a video, answer discussion questions, complete information charts, conduct Internet research, and create a habitat diorama.
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1st Grade Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This is one of the best Jeopardy-style presentations I've seen. Young scientists play a game whose categories include, Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Birds, and Insects. One very nice component of this PowerPoint is that there is a review...
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How the Turtle Got Its Shell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does a shell define a turtle, or are there turtles without shells? Learn about the evolution of the unique reptile and the mystery that surrounds this identifiable feature as part of a larger series of videos. As various disciplines...
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Are Naked Mole Rats the Strangest Mammals?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a mammal with the metabolism of a plant! This strange mammal appears cold-blooded like a reptile and demonstrates the social life of an insect. A short video examines learning the incredible adaptations of the naked mole rat.
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Investigating Evolutionary Questions: Bats, Whales, Reptiles, Birds, Animal Classification

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students are guided through a process in which three questions are addressed by retrieving beta hemoglobin sequences from online databases, and using online tools to compare those sequences in student-selected animals.
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Small Pond Creatures

For Teachers K - 6th
Students complete a unit about the different creatures that can live in a small pond habitat. They create a glossary, create a class Small Pond mural, develop a Frog Fact File, read a variety of books, and conduct research for a report...
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Cool It

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners simulate lizard temperature regulation. In this Science lesson, students use a thermometer as a pretend lizard. Learners must keep their lizard within a particular temperature range while moving through a specified course.
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Reptile Cut Outs

For Students K - 1st
In this frog cut out worksheet, students cut out and color the three different pictures of frogs. The objective is to enhance their understanding of frogs.
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Modern Reptiles Concept Map

For Students 6th - 10th
In this life science learning exercise, students complete a concept map on modern reptiles. They answer 13 fill in the blank questions using words from the list.
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Shadow Know-How- Identifying Reptiles and Amphibians

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science fill-in-the blank worksheet, pupils label the names of 10 common reptiles and amphibians that are shown as shadow pictures. They check their answers with the names in the word bank at the bottom of the page.
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Mammals And Reptiles

For Students 3rd
In this animal worksheet, 3rd graders study the aspects of the different animal classifications of mammals vs. reptiles. Students cut out 8 animals and paste them on the chart in the correct category.
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Word Search: North American Reptiles

For Students 4th - 6th
For this recognizing the names of North American reptiles worksheet, students use the words in the word bank as clues to the names to be found. Students find 20 words.
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What Are Reptiles, Amphibians, And Fish?

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this animal classification worksheet, students will compare and contrast the characteristics of reptiles, amphibians, and fish. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Name Scramble

For Teachers 7th - 8th
For this name scramble worksheet, students practice unscrambling the names of ten reptiles and amphibians for spelling mastery of these animals.
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Reptiles, Fish and Insects Idioms

For Students 4th - 6th
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.
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Sunken Millions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This PowerPoint features a game based on the animal life. The interactive slides include 20 questions about animal needs, animal groups, and animal traits. The questions include multiple choice answers and 4 different levels of...
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Chordates

For Students 9th - 12th
In this chordates activity, students answer 18 questions given detailed information about the phylum. Students complete a table about each class of species within the phylum and identify their characteristics.
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My Animal Book

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Don't you just love resources you can print and use? Here is a complete printable packet all about animals. Kids can color the animal pictures, answer animal questions, and complete the animal crossword puzzle, then put them all together...
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Animal Classification

For Teachers K
Students classify animals according to characteristics. In this life science instructional activity, students compare the differences and similarities between pets and other animals. Students classify animals in various groups including...
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How Can You Group Reptiles?

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reptiles worksheet, students look at reptile pictures in a reference book and make a list of all the reptiles found. Students group the reptiles in a chart and tell how they made the groups.
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Reptile Crossword

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this crossword puzzle instructional activity, students read the clues and complete the crossword puzzle with vocabulary about reptiles. Students complete 17 clues.
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Reptile Name Word Scramble

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reptile learning exercise, students look at the pictures of reptiles, unscramble the terms, and write them in the box. Students then copy the letters from the numbered boxes and write them in the last box to figure the riddle.
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Desert Animals (Introduction to Reptiles)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to a story that introduce them to reptiles. They participate in a discussion concerning these desert animals and write from the rattlesnake's point of view.
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Reptiles Word Puzzle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this science worksheet, students examine 5 scrambled names of reptile species. Students unscramble the words and place them into the puzzle. There is no word bank.
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Amphibians and Reptiles

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders observe the different state of frog development. In this biology instructional activity, 6th graders conduct a series of experiments on amphibians. They differentiate reptiles from amphibians.
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Birds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Birds adapted to almost every climate on the planet, from the Arctic to the rain forests. A presentation focused on birds covers their similarities and differences. It starts with their evolution from reptiles, their many physical...
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Worksheet: Evolutionary Detectives

For Students 6th - 9th
Begin with an informational text, "Reptiles and Amphibians through the Ages," and then research online about the evolutionary development of a modern frog. Look at drawings of ancestor's skeletons and list the organisms on the geologic...
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In Search of Night Life

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Take a tour through the Amazon rain forest at night! A video leads an expedition through a rain forest highlighting the nocturnal wildlife. The participants find reptiles, arachnids, insects, and more during their journey.
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Snakes and Lizards Length and Movement

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Snakes and lizards can be very tiny or very long. Your class will get out their rulers to see just how big snakes and lizards can be. They discuss several different reptiles by reading the included animal fact cards, then each small...
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Pacific Leatherback Protection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Turtles are more than just cute, docile sea creatures; many of them are endangered, some critically. The leading threat to Pacific leatherback turtles is human activity. From commercial fishing and boating in the leatherbacks' migratory...
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Let's Go Wild With Utah Animals!

For Teachers 3rd
While specific to Utah wildlife, this presentation is colorful and packed with information. This would be a wonderful way to review animal classifications with students, but a few key facts, such as those relating to fish, should be added.
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Find the Reptiles

For Students K
In this find the reptiles worksheet, students look at six pictures on the page, find the reptiles and draw circles around those pictures.
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Mimics Survive -- Camouflaged Reptiles

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils examine mimicry as a survival strategy in repiles. They examine examples of the Mexican milksnake and the coralsnake in attempt to distinguish the differences in them. They discuss other species that use mimicry.
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Sneaky Snakes

For Students 4th - 5th
In this snake word search, students locate the specific names of 54 varieties of snakes. A word bank is provided, but does not indicate if the words might be found on the diagonal.
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Reptile Lesson Plan for Preschool

For Teachers Pre-K
Students explore a reptile theme through a variety of reptile activities. In this reptile instructional activity, students create a paper plate snake, observe a snake skin using a magnifying glass and draw the patterns they see on paper....
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Reptile Adaptations

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research animal adaptations. In this adaptations lesson, students research the physical and behavioral adaptations of animals. Students create a diagram of their animal labeling it's adaptations.
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young biologists can see a variety of animals, amphibians, mammals, insects and clearly identify them. They match up the animals' names with the picture. The pictures are clear and colorful! A very nice worksheet for early elementary...
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Animals of Utah

For Teachers 3rd
Providing an attractive and engaging review of animals, and their classifications, this presentation could be used as part of a science lesson. There is not a lot of information on each slide, but this could be augmented. A teacher may,...
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Types of Animals

For Teachers 3rd
Learning about animals, and their classifications, is a regular part of the elementary-school curriculum. Using this presentation, learners can review information relating to animal classification, and test their knowledge. This would be...
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Dinosaurs

For Students 5th - 6th
In this earth science activity, students match each vocabulary term, that names something specific related to earth science, with its correct description found in the right column. They identify different types of scientists and various...
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Classification of Living Things

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms relating to the classification of living things. There are 28 biology terms located in the word search.
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Classifying Critters

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
In this classification worksheet, learners describe the characteristics of the 5 groups of vertebrates and then complete 2 short answer questions.
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Birds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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. 
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A Swampy Home

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this alligators worksheet, students read an informational text about the reptile. Students answer 8 true/false questions about alligators.
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Classification of Animals

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate the characteristics of vertebrates. They classify each as mammal, fish, bird, and reptiles. Students explore the differences between various types of animals and classify each.
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Verterbrate Classification

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars are introduced to the broad categories of vertebrates including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They identify the characteristics of each group and then view slideshows and video of example species.
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Loggerhead Turtle Fun Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study loggerhead turtles and learn facts about reptiles. In this turtles instructional activity, students read information about loggerhead turtles and study their various sections and characteristics. Students then make their...
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Snakes: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Make snakes with your class to demonstrate how recycled materials are perfect for art. Learners use colorful plastic cups, pantyhose, paper fasteners, and fishing line to make articulated snakes. This project would be great when learning...
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Animals Belong in Class

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this classifying animals worksheet, students use the information in the word bank to complete the T-Chart about mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Students write 10 answers.
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The Gopher Tortoise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Can you believe the gopher tortoise was around when the dinosaurs were walking the Earth. Learn all about this creature that is one of Florida's most popular reptiles. Hands-on-activities and a glossary full of scientific terms make this...
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Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What can we learn about the evolution of mammals from a fisher? An engaging video from Brain Scoop's fossils and geology series illustrates the anatomical features of mammals through the dissection of a fisher. Content includes the...
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Dimetrodon: Our Most Unlikely Ancestor

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon lived before flowers, and people often believe it was a dinosaur. Research, however, proves a different story. An informative video teaches more about the dimetrodon, a mammal often confused for a reptile. It explains the...
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How Did Dinosaurs Regulate Their Body Temperature?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are dinosaurs more like birds or reptiles? Learners put the question to the test by analyzing body temperature data from a 2014 study. With their analysis, they develop a theory about the body temperature regulation of dinosaurs.
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify characteristics of and group animals by the five categories of vertebrates.
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Animals

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners become familiar with the need for categorizing scientific information, in this case, animals. They categorize the 5 groups of animals in a collage and answer questions about each.
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Reptiles and Birds

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reptile and bird worksheet, learners will read a paragraph about reptile characteristics and then answer 2 short answer questions. Then students will read a paragraph about bird characteristics and complete 2 short answer questions.
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Remembering Reptiles

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners will learn to use outlines as a comprehension strategy. Summarization is the most important comprehension strategy, and should be taught to maturing readers. During this instructional activity learners use the story of a reptile...
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Reptiles

For Students 1st - 5th
In this reptiles instructional activity, students will compare the characteristics of reptiles with the characteristics of amphibians to complete 2 short answer questions.
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Reptiles

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reptiles worksheet, students review reptile adaptations, amniotic egg, and the characteristics of the different reptile groups. This worksheet has 8 fill in the blank and 19 matching questions.
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Which Animals Are Vertebrates?

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this vertebrate animals worksheet, students will classify 5 animals as belonging to the bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, or fish group.
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Classifying Animals

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this animal classification worksheet, students look at 14 black line pictures of animals. They classify each animal by listing its name under the proper heading which include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. They use an...
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Create a Dichotomous Key of Idaho Reptiles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the reptile section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho. They make a dichotomous key and decide on what defining characteristics they can use to distinguish between species. They hone their observation skills and recognize...
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Classifying Living Things Wordsearch

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to classifying living things. There are 24 biology terms located in the word search.
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High-Interest Activities in Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
In these animal families worksheets, students read information and learn to classify animals into families. Students learn the animal family vocabulary terms vertebrates, amphibians, mammals, monotremes, marsupials, invertebrates, and...
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Animal Classification

For Students 6th - 10th
In this animals worksheet, students match the words in the first column to the statement that best matches. The terms are associated with the different groups of animals. Students must match 17 terms.
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A Brief History of Life: When Life Exploded

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon is generally featured in children's books about dinosaurs even though it wasn't a reptile and lived in an earlier era than dinosaurs. The way life developed wasn't as smooth as many people think. The video focuses on the...
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The Great American Alligator

For Students 6th - 10th
In this alligator worksheet, learners read a short essay describing the natural history of this reptile. Then students complete 3 fill in the blank and 3 short answer questions.
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North American Reptiles Word Search

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this word search worksheet, students complete a 10 word puzzle, searching for names of North American reptiles. Worksheet is part of a site with many additional activities.
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Wild Moving Lizard Sculpture

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Lizards are amazing! After a lesson on reptiles, take a look at this set of instructions. You'll be able to guide your class in making a paper lizard sculpture that moves. This idea also includes variations on the paper technique used...
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Study Jams! Vertebrates

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
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....
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Leaping Lizards

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Here is a fine biology lesson that introduces youngsters to reptiles. They study their feeding habits, their habitats, and the adaptations they must make to survive in their environments. The outstanding lesson includes two excellent...
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Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles,...
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Walking with Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Breath new life into your class's study of dinosaurs with this extensive collection of materials. Offering everything from a printable T-rex mask, word searches, and connect-the-dots activities to informational handouts, hands-on...
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Identifying plants, animals, insects, reptiles, and birds on the prairie

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students identify all of the plant an animal life on the prairie.  In this plant identification lesson students divide into groups and draw sketches of things they saw on the prairie. 
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Test Your Knowledge of Sex Determination

For Students 9th - 12th
Humans, fruit flies, and reptiles have their own rules where sex chromosomes are concerned. Scholars flip through a slide show offering an explanation of the chromosomes that determine the sex of different species. What is female in one...
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Komodo Dragons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Komodo dragons are very rare reptiles. They are also scarcely bred because it takes a lot of time and patience. However, at the Denver Zoo, you can meet some new hatchlings and their parents. Watch this video to learn more about these...
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What's Inside the Egg?

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore eggs and certain animals that hatch from eggs. They cut out and decorate their own eggs and decide which animal they want to hatch from their egg. They demonstrate their artwork for the class.
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The Anaconda

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine basic facts about the anaconda. They discuss the length of an anaconda, estimate the length of 33 feet, compare their estimate to the actual length, and decorate the paper snake with colored scales.
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Animals with Backbones

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify the characteristics of animals that have backbones.  For this investigative lesson students examine the adaptations that animals have.
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Iguanas

For Teachers Pre-K
Students participate in theme activities related to iguanas.  In this letter I / iguana lesson, student color an iguana green, count the letters in the word iguana and trace the letters.  Students sing a song counting iguanas.
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Classify That!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore diverse forms of life by using modern biological classification systems to group animals that are related. Students then study basic scientific groupings like genus, species, mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and...
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Animal Inventions

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students name the characteristics of animal groups. Students classify the major animal groups such as: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. They identify the elements of specific habitats that each animal needs in...
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Classifying

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
In this classifying worksheet, students observe a group of words, analyze their similar characteristics and then give them a classification. Groups of words include items such as vegetables, reptiles, landforms, conifer trees,...
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Classifying into Categories

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this classification worksheet, students organize their thoughts by classifying the words from the box into the following categories: birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish.
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The Curious Case of Mesosaurus

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this Mesosaurus worksheet, students read 2 short paragraphs about the distribution of the fossils found of this ancient reptile. Students answer 5 questions about Wegener's Theory of continental drift and how it possibly relates to...
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
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Chameleons Are Cool!

For Teachers 2nd
Have your learners review what they know about camouflage using this lesson. Learners fill out a graphic organizer listing what they know or have questions about. This could be enhanced with the addition of a writing assignment in which...
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Garter Snake Cut Out

For Students K - 1st
In this reptile instructional activity, students color and cut out the three different cut outs of the garter snake. The objective is to enhance students' knowledge of snakes.
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Leaping Lizards

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Research facts about reptiles and amphibians while developing Internet research skills. Researchers use the Internet to gather significant source information regarding specific animals. They identify reptiles and amphibians and present...
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Animals Galore

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A well-designed lesson plan which covers the characteristics of the animals found in the six animal groups is here for your young biologists. In it, learners divide up into six groups; the amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, fish, and...
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Column Addition

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this ESL vocabulary, students read the information box that gives descriptions of: reptiles, turtles, snakes, lizards. Students fill in the blanks with these words in 3 sentences. There are no math problems on this page.
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Lori Schmidt's Lovely Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students color code a world map by region to show the different amphibians and reptiles that live there. They discuss the Nile Crocodile, Snapping Turtle, Komodo Dragon, Indian Python, and Lacertidae. When completed, they create a key...

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