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 marine life!
We have chosen for the subject of these 3 part cards, a lovely, colorful fish called the squarespot fairy basslet, also called the squareback anthias. The title images are carefully and accurately hand colored.
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 studied them at a later age. Scientific 3 part cards, also sometimes called "parts of" cards, are an important component of a Montessori language and science 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.
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 fish 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 fish that is illustrated here. There is an information card about the fish's common names, home, habits, and geographical location. We also have included 2cm x 10cm label cards saying, "squarespot fairy basslet", and its Latin name, "pseudanthias pleurotaenia".
The package includes:
12 Labeled cards:
- 1 beautifully colored image of a squarespot fairy basslet
- 10 cards with different parts of the fish, each part colored red on the given card
12 Unlabeled cards, matching the labeled ones but blank at the bottom
2 sets of blackline masters near the end of the file: one set blank at the bottom, the other with lines as an optional writing guide
Extra Cards, not usually included in a scientific nomenclature card set of this type:
1 information card about the squarespot fairy basslet. On the left upperhand corner of the card, it shows a miniature image of the fish for easy reference in case it gets mixed up with the cards in another set
2 labeled cards showing a colored picture of the squarespot fairy basslet: one with its common name, the other with its latin name
1 label saying, "squarespot fairy basslet
1 label saying, "pseudanthias pleurotaenia"
1 page containing tiny images of fish, in case you wish to cut and glue them to the back of your cards, or for any other purpose you might have in your classroom.