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Animal Classification: Vertebrates - for the SmartBoard/Interactive Whiteboard.

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♦♦ This is a very interactive lesson to engage and involve the kids in classifying vertebrates into their correct classes - Mammals, Fish, Amphibians, Birds and Reptiles. View my preview to see what you get!

Lesson Folder:

• An introduction - The animal Kingdom: Vertebrates and Invertebrates - a drag and drop activity.
• What is a vertebrate? - 'trace' along the backbones.
• Warm and cold-blooded. What is the difference?
• The five vertebrate classes.
• Fish - discuss and place the words into the correct boxes.
• Birds - sorting the words to describe animals in this class..
• Amphibians - Choosing the correct descriptions.
• Amphibian characteristics.
• Mammals - Sorting the words into the correct boxes.
• Mammal classification.
• Why are whales and dolphins, mammals and not fish?
• Reptiles - drag and drop the words into the correct boxes.
• A Dichotomous Key - touch the buttons to work out which class each animal belongs to. The buttons change color with a response at each step
• Classify the 20 animals given by placing them in the correct classes.

Classification Activity folder:

♦ Consists of a printable dichotomous key page. use this in conjunction with the five animal photos which are projected onto the screen. Allow the students to classify each animal and record it, then click on the answer buttons.

Vertebrates - 'Cut and Paste' Activity folder:

♦ Print these activity pages for your kids as a follow-up to this lesson.

Word Search game folder:

♦ A fun and interactive whiteboard activity to complete this module.

Poster folder:

♦ Seven colorful and informative vertebrate posters for your science wall plus a vertebrate chart to show the 'lay-out' of your posters.

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If you have just installed Adobe Flash Player on your PC and unsure if your download will open and run, download my 'freebie' using the following link ♥ Insects, first, to check that everything is running smoothly. Occasionally issues occur with Flash Player - it could be from an unsuccessful download to a conflicting setting on your PC. Resolve any such issues first before downloading any purchased product - this way it keeps both of us happy!

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Animal Classification: Vertebrates -  for the SmartBoard/I
Animal Classification: Vertebrates -  for the SmartBoard/I
Animal Classification: Vertebrates -  for the SmartBoard/I
Animal Classification: Vertebrates -  for the SmartBoard/I