Students identify features of animals that enable survival in particular environments and group animals on the basis of their similarities. They compare and contrast features of groups of animals.
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Animal Classification: A Collaborative Sorting Activity for Key Stages 2 & 3
Introduce the logic behind a dichotomous key or administer a group performance assessment with a fun and challenging classification lesson. With explicit instructions for the teacher and for collaborative groups, as well as engaging...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh Animals!
Fear not, this thematic unit on animals and habitats poses no threat to you or your students. In fact, this fun series of whole class, small group, and independent learning activities will have your class engaged in learning about the...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Section Four: How Can We Protect Biodiversity?
Look into the future with a instructional activity on biodiversity and natural habitats. Learners read articles about different perspectives when it comes to planning future development, and decide which angle is the highest priority in...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Day in the Life of a San Francisco Native Animal
Before Google, before Sillicon Valley, before the Gold Rush, the San Francisco landscape was a biome filled with grizzly bears, mule deer, tule elk, coyotes, gray fox, gophers, and moles. To explore the early days of yesteryear, kids...
4th - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
6 mins 4th - 8th Science