5 worksheets for each of the main vertebrate groups (mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and amphibians).
These graphic organizers are a great visual aide to help students classify each animal group. I found this to be very useful with younger students and also within special needs classrooms.
Students will be able to identify the important facts of each animal group. Students will be able to answer:
-Are these animals vertebrates? (they have bones, they don't have bones)
-What is their body covered with? (hair or fur, dry scales, wet scales, feathers, or smooth/wet skin)
-How do they breathe? (breathe air with lungs, breathe underwater with gills, or have gills as babies and later grow lungs)
-What is their body temperature? (warm-blooded or cold-blooded)
-How do they give birth? (lay eggs or have live babies)
Students can circle the visual cue answers or use any preferred method of response. My students loved to use the bingo dot markers to "dot" the correct answer box for each type of animal. You can also use each chart as a group activity on the smart board.