This file includes a brief review of the 5 types of vertebrates as well as invertebrates. Students then select an animal to research and learn more about their classification, habitat, adaptations, and interesting facts. Suggested websites for research are included. Students will write a written report on their findings and create a diorama of the animal's habitat. Rubrics for diorama and written report are included as well as a letter to send home to parents and a research guide to print for students.