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Animal Classification Charts // biological Science
PLEASE NOTE: this a LARGE file to download due to the image quality used.
Set of engaging animal discussion charts designed specifically for early childhood children!
THIS PACK IS A4 size but includes alternative US spelling options.
These charts are a wonderful resource for your Science program and can be used in many different ways.
The discussion points on the posters are designed to generate discussion and inquiry based learning related to the Biological Science Understandings strand of the Australian Curriculum for Foundation and Year 1 students.
The discussion points included on the posters focus on the following biological science areas -
Foundation / Kindergarten / PrePrimary
• Identifying the basic needs of living things (use posters to look at the different animals and talk about what their needs are/how these needs are met).
• Living things have a variety of external features (use posters as a great visual reference to discuss and investigate a variety of external features of different animals such as body coverings, special features, how they move/breathe).
• Living things live in different places where their needs are met (use the posters as a starting point to investigate different habitats and discuss how the habitats of these animals meet their basic needs).
You can easily adapt how you use the posters by simplifying the questions for some children, or encouraging higher level thinking for students who need to be challenged.
By including discussion points, these charts are also designed to encourage investigative or discovery based learning where teachers and students can work together to research the answers to the questions.
The inclusion of animal classification and grouping categories (e.g. vertebrates, invertebrates or mammals, reptiles, amphibians etc.) allows these posters to also generate discussion amongst older students who are learning about animal classification and adaptations.
The discussion cards are all designed to fit a full page so all children can clearly see them. They can easily be enlarged to A3 size without losing picture quality.
If desired, this full page layout also allows you the option to print smaller sets (for example 2 per page or four per page) by simply adjusting your printer setting if you choose.
Different versions have been created so you can select the style that best suits your classroom or personal tastes.
The cards would work well for a classroom display or as a visual prompt when learning about different animals. You may like to select one animal per week, or use the charts and have children work in groups, pairs or individually to research and investigate the answers to each animal.
The living things/animals included in this pack include:
PLEASE NOTE: if you prefer an unscripted font, a second version will be uploaded (as a separate product listing) soon.
I hope you enjoy using these resources!
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With thanks, Ness X
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