Animals: Classification and Adaptation (ebook Gr: 4 to A)

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Animals: Classification and Adaptation
Publisher: Rainbow Horizons Publishing
53 pages
Grades: 4 to Adult
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This comprehensive, four-part study of animals is sure to captivate student interest. Flexibility is the key, with teachers choosing to present all four sections in sequence or simply selecting the parts that best meet the needs of each individual class.

PART I - Terms and Definitions (5 classes)

Part I is a knowledge-based presentation oftwenty-six terms necessary for a proper understanding of animals. Students write the terms in their notebooks and then develop an understanding of the terms through related activities. Activities are:

  1. Wordsearch
  2. Animal Crackers
  3. Habitat Game
  4. Camouflage Writing
  5. Predator and Prey Game
  6. Scavengers Are Us
  7. Crossword Puzzle
  8. Lion King Checklist

PART II- Animal Characteristics and Classification (5 classes)

In this classification section, students learn the important characteristics of the major vertebrate families (groups) - fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. Activities include:

  1. Fish - Where Did The Fish Go? (Graphing Activity)
  2. Amphibians - The Life Cycle of A Frog (Coloring Activity)
  3. Reptiles- Video Review (Them Be Dragons)
  4. Birds - Birds By Numbers (Coloring Activity)
  5. Mammals - Video Review (Lorne Green's New Wilderness)
  6. Animal- What Am I? (20 Questions Game)
  7. Mystery Animals(Enrichment Activity )

Animals Science Teaching Unit

PART III - Animal Adaptations (5 classes)

The third, more challenging part of the unit, investigates some of the ways that animals have adapted to suit their environments. Key activities include:

  1. Adapt an Animal
  2. Dinosaur Adaptations In Jurassic Park
  3. Animals Review

PART IV- Major Report (5 classes)

In this section, students write a report on an animal. "Jot Notes" are used to collect useful information without copying out of encyclopedias.