Are you about to teach the classification of living things? Then consider this bright interactive whole group activity. I say learning shouldn't be boring and it gets even better when it can be experienced while having fun. Teach your kiddos in the early age that scientists look for patterns and order when making observations and classifying living organisms (NGSS 1-LS1-2 Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical) Evidence. All animals have body parts and even though some different species share those distinct parts they may use them in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water, and air (NGSS 1-LS1-1 Structure and Function).
Students will master the body parts: trunk, antennae, antlers, beak, claws, hooves, horns, hump, scales, tail, tusks, whiskers, and wings.
This set of resources will be a treat not only for your kiddos, but you will enjoy it too. The zipped file includes several resources as indicated below:
♦ PPT (read-only) presentation – 63 pages teacher’s guide/ visual interactive whole group questionnaire;
♦ PDF Exploring Animal Body Parts (Color) Cut and Paste Printables
♦ PDF Exploring Animal Body Parts Flashcards
Note, the included PPT presentation consists of:
♦ page #1 - title page;
♦ page #2 - introduction;
♦ page #3 - mini teacher's guide (hidden slide);
♦ page #4 – illustrated interactive TOC;
♦ pages #5-55 – fourteen questions to identify the common body parts of the presented animals;
♦ pages #56-70 – interactive whole group interactive flash quiz to identify the body part presented;
♦ page #71 – resources.
This well-designed activity aims to increase the quality of learning while decreasing the time for preparation. It will help you to guide your students to visualize and understand how different organisms use their external body parts. With more than 60 pages, your kiddos will learn easily build the scientific vocabulary: trunk, antennae, antlers, beak, claws, hooves, horns, hump, scales, tail, tusks, whiskers, and wings. While some textbooks are excellent, most probably bore your students and frustrates you. Forget those books for a moment, instead try this out. Why should you present the ideas didactically as discrete facts to be accepted, rather than as clues of principles to be discovered and explored? Gauge the students' understanding and adapt quickly to their needs. Teach the same concepts and still support students with a wide range of learning levels.
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