These Montessori 3 Part Scientific Nomenclature Cards are beautifully illustrated and clear. Develop your children's enthusiasm for nature, vocabulary, and sorting skills while exposing them to biology, animal classification, and insects!
Scientific 3 part cards, also sometimes called "parts of" cards, are an important component of a Montessori language program. While the cards provide opportunity for sorting and matching, they are also a valuable tool for the development of vocabulary, and later a reading opportunity. Young children love to learn new words, and are in a sensitive period for language acquisition. Cards like these give them the opportunity to easily learn terms they would struggle with if they tried to learn them at a later age.
The cards in this set have nice, large pictures, and are sized according to the Canadian Montessori Teacher's Education Institute's recommendations, (14cm by 14cm, with labels 10cm x 2 cm. This width exactly divides a standard letter sized piece of card stock in half). On each card, one part of the butterfly is highlighted in red. Light grey lines are provided to help guide cutting if necessary.
Also included are blackline masters, both with and without writing aid lines.
Please note that as extra material to help the teacher, we have added a few additional cards that are not usually put on the shelves in a Montessori classroom. These are not generally included with the set and might confuse the child if placed on the shelves with the rest of the cards. We decided to include them here for the teacher's reference, because some children may be interested in learning more about the butterfly that is illustrated here. There is a hand illustrated, hand colored image showing the top surface of the green birdwing butterfly's wings, and an information card about the butterfly's habits, larva and geographical location. We also have included 2cm x 10cm label cards saying, "common green birdwing butterfly", and its Latin name, "ornithoptera priamus".
The package includes:
11 Labeled cards:
- 1 beautifully coloured image of a common green birdwing butterfly
- 10 cards with different butterfly parts, that part coloured red on the given card
11 Unlabeled cards, matching the labeled ones but blank at the bottom
2 sets of blackline masters near the end of the file
1 information card about the green birdwing butterfly. On the left upperhand corner of the card, it shows a miniature image of the green birdwing butterfly for easy reference in case it gets mixed up with the cards in another set
1 beautifully hand illustrated and hand colored card showing the upper wing surface of the common green birdwing butterfly
1 labeled copy of the above card
2 labels saying, "common green birdwing butterfly", and "ornithoptera priamus"
2 sets of blackline masters showing the upper surface of the butterfly's wings - one set blank at the bottom, the other with lines to aid with writing exercises
1 page with miniature butterfly images, in case you wish to cut them out and glue them to the back of your cards or any other use you might have in your classroom.