EQ: How do I Classify Living Things? This lesson addresses standards for 3rd and 5th grade (SC.3.L.15.1: Classify animals into major groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, vertebrates and invertebrates, those having live births and those which lay eggs) according to their physical characteristics and behaviors. Looks at the Big Idea: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
This is a bundled lesson that includes the student interactive notes and a 17 slide Power Point presentation. Student discussions (Turn and Talks) embedded in presentation. Also included in this bundle is a Classification Card Sorting Activity to help your students apply what they have learned in the lesson as well as an optional Exit Ticket for a quick assessment. Everything you need to teach the lesson!
This standard is tested on the 5th grade state benchmark exam. I used this in my 5th grade class to review a concept they had learned two years earlier to prepare for their exam.