The Ultimate Animal Classification Science Packet

Grade Levels
1st, 2nd
Resource Types
Product Rating
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
144.5 MB   |   67 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Please make sure you always have the most recent version of my products, I update my products all the time! I am a science teacher who is still in the classroom and every time I use one of my lesson plans, I think of new things to add! Please make sure you always have my latest version. Here’s how:
-On the TpT homepage, click on “MY TpT” (top right)
-Click on “MY PURCHASES”
-look for my product, if you see the words “NEWLY REVISED RE-DOWNLOAD” this means I have a newer, better version.. There is no need to re-purchase the product for the updates, simply click on that link and you’ll get the latest version! Thank you!!


Kids love animals but sometimes have trouble remembering what makes an animal a mammal or an amphibian or an invertebrate. This packet has fun activities to teach your students all about animal classification!

I begin this unit by showing 14 slides to my students. Rather than telling them what a mammal is, I’ll show them the pictures of mammals that I have on each slide and ask them if they can figure out the characteristics that make mammals mammals or reptiles reptiles, etc. The 14 slides are:
-What is an invertebrate
-Examples of invertebrates
-The 5 types of vertebrates (mammals, amphibians, fish, reptiles, birds)- For each group, there is 1 slide with pictures and 1 slide describing animal characteristics in simple terms
-19 slides – We then play the game “Invertebrate or Not?” where I show the students an animal and they must guess whether or not it’s an invertebrate

Animal Classification Egg Hunt
- 32 little pictures of animals that hatch from eggs, tuck them into colorful plastic eggs and hide them around the classroom or outdoors! Reinforces the concept that birds are not the only animals that hatch from eggs. Student worksheet included.

-10 page Animal Classification booklet – Each page describes the animals in simple terms (invertebrates and each of the 5 vertebrates). Students can draw an animal on each page. I’ve included simple drawings they can copy if they need to! The last 2 pages of the book has 12 fun facts about animals.

-Animal Classification Matching Game, 12 cards total: 6 pictures of animals (1 from each group: invertebrate, mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians, birds) along with 6 cards with the classification group on them. Students take turns turning over 2 cards, trying to match up the photo with the correct word.

-Make a classroom zoo project! 6 signs included (see photo). All students fill out animal brochure and put it in the proper zoo exhibit. Brochure info students will need to fill out: photo of animal, correct classification, one interesting fact. Please see thumbnail photo. Tour the zoo student worksheet included and I've also included a list of 30 interesting animals to assign to your students for the zoo brochure. Parent letter included if you choose to send this home as a HW assignment.

Follow my store! You will receive an email every time I put up a freebie or a new product for sale.To follow me, go to the top right of this page where you see my photo, next to the little green star it says “Follow Me”. Click on that and you’ll receive the email updates. Thanks for stopping by my PK – 4 science store! Sue

Please note: these units are for the use of one educator.
If you would like to share my lesson plans with a co-worker, your team, your school, or your district, please purchase multiple licenses which are offered at half price.
When you click “add to cart”, please also click on “ buy licenses to share” and then enter the quantity of half-price licenses. Thank you so much!!
Sue from Science for Kids :)


Total Pages
67
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
112 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$10.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (6,144 Followers)
$10.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
The Ultimate Animal Classification Science Packet
The Ultimate Animal Classification Science Packet
The Ultimate Animal Classification Science Packet
The Ultimate Animal Classification Science Packet