Classifying Animals: Vertebrates Unit {Great for Interactive Notebooks!}

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Help your students understand how scientists classify animals into groups.

This unit focuses on teaching your students about the difference between VERTEBRATES and INVERTEBRATES. They will also learn the characteristics that help scientists classifying animals as either MAMMALS, FISH, BIRDS, REPTILES, or AMPHIBIANS


* 7-page informational text booklet

* Interactive Notebook “All About Animals” cover page

*7 animal sorting activities

*Vertebrate Characteristics Chart (to be filled in throughout the unit)

* 7-page informational text booklet

* 7-page informational text in single page format in case you rather students glue the text into their notebooks. (same text as booklet)

*5 Quick Checks to assess students’ understanding throughout the unit

*Quick Check Answer Keys

*Blank Venn Diagram to compare two types of animals

* 3-page Unit Assessment

*Unit Assessment Answer Keys

*17 Picture Vocabulary Cards

*1 Blank Vocabulary Card

This unit is ready-to-print and has been student tested + teacher-approved :)


“Great resource for review! Helpful hands-on and fun for my students who loved having resources to take home!!" — Syd's S.

“My students and I loved the booklet, the sorts and the Quick Checks! Their journals were bursting at the end of the year after filling them with all of your fabulous science units!” — Sara A.

“Lots of pages that can be used separately or together, to teach or to review animal types.” — Kelsey K.

“I am so happy with this unit. The resources I had were very out-dated and I needed to find something better for classifying animals. My students are going to enjoy learning about animals using this packet. I am very pleased with this resource and can't wait to use it. !" — Leigh Ann M.

“This was an AWESOME Resource! I loved the booklets, my kids kept referring back to them for weeks for all their info. SO MUCH CONTENT! SO helpful." — Hilary B.

“Love the interactive notebook and how it includes so many pieces to really reinforce the concept of vertebrates!” —Jessica K.



-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.


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