I LOVED presenting this lesson, and the students did too!
The preview shows the slides in this presentation. Your download will include the Keynote and PPT version which will be editable, and a Quicktime version that will allow any computer to use this similar to a presentation. You will be able to click to advance through the slides and animation. Also included is a worksheet that I have used to have students to complete by taking notes as the information is being presented. At the end is an 8 question quiz. Correct answers to the quiz questions can be done by using the notes AND being a careful listener throughout the presentation. I usually offer a special reward to those who get all questions correct. The answers are also presented in the Keynote. The back side of the worksheet is an "extra". I have students think of cartoon characters and name the animal and then AK group. For instance, Mickey is a mouse in the mammal group. Spongebob can bring in many invertebrate groups!
I put a lot of time into my Keynote presentations to introduce concepts. I make sure that they are engaging, and have animations to present information. This is one of many that I can no longer use due to my current teaching assignment.
I used this in 3rd grade, but it can be used for 4-8th grades too. This usually is done over a 2 day period.
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