If you are teaching the four most well-known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) – mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and birds , then this set of handouts is a perfect supplementary source for your classroom. This PDF file contains a set of no prep required handouts for interactive Science notebooks. It is ideal for your unit of Animal Classification.
This file includes the following:
♦ memo cards/ flashcards (size 1/4 page: colorful and BW) with brief description of the following: mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, vertebrates, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, metamorphosis, cold-blooded, and warm-blooded.
♦ colorful posters to illustrate each class of vertebrate: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish; each poster contains a QR code linked to the YouTube video to spike the interest of your students; also there are 5 colorful posters with an example of a vertebrate of each class; each example poster contains an interesting fact about the animal
♦ 5 foldables of each vertebrate class with illustrated life cycle of a representative of each class: salmon – fish, frog – amphibians, turtle – reptile, echidna – mammal, wild turkey - bird (B&W and color). The possible key information is also included.
♦ 2 vocabulary foldables to explain the words: vertebrate, mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, cold-blooded, warm-blooded, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, and metamorphosis. The third foldable is blank so you and your kids could add your own words. The possible meaning explanations are also included.
♦ 4 Venn Diagram Foldables comparing: mammals and reptiles, fish and amphibian, birds and mammals, and reptile and amphibian (colored and black & white versions). The possible answers are also included.
♦ Time filler 1-page Maze worksheets (9 pages total). The answers are included.
♦ Concept map foldables (B&W and color): the classification of living things, and the classification of vertebrates: reptiles, mammals, fish, amphibians, and birds. The possible key information is also included.
There are open-ended ways to use these handouts. Use them to test their critical observation skills while comparing and contrasting each individual class of animals. Use it as the introduction to the unit of Classifying Organisms, homework activity or test their understanding of the animal characteristics. You might find the teacher's tips and notes useful in your journey with these no prep printables. Have fun with it!
It is colorful! It is interactive! It is fun! It is goals achieving! Works excellent for interactive Science class activities.
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