Dear Fellow Teachers,
This packet includes notes on the characteristics for vertebrates (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish, birds), as well as an accompanying project with several different rubrics you can choose to grade the project. This author recommends making a concept map (bubble map) connecting each page of notes (the notes are set up for this but you can use them however you like). The concept map could also be used for a bulletin board, hung up in the classroom, or on your word wall.
Description of Instructions for Vertebrate Project: Students are to create their own vertebrate and place their vertebrate in a specific subgroup based on their vertebrate’s characteristics. Students then have a writing component to accompany their projects. The purpose of these notes and the project is to show students understand the differences between the different vertebrate categories. This packet is to be for classroom use only not reproduction. Thank you and enjoy!