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Types of Animals 32 Task Cards & 40 Animal Picture Cards

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These science task cards focus on answering multiple types of questions about the six types of animals: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. Many different types of questions to get students thinking about responding to questions in different ways.
* multiple choice
* explain differences
* give two other answers
* fill in the blank
* look at pictures and select multiple correct answers
* true or false questions
* creating t-charts to compare/contrast two types of animals
* identify which statement is false

Recording sheet and answer sheet is also provided. There are also three extra pages of recording sheets for answers to use with questions that require a t-chart or a longer comparison answer.

Vocabulary: bird, reptile, mammal, amphibian, reptile, insect, head, thorax, abdomen, examples, characteristics, t-chart, explain, classify, traits, gills, lungs, warm-blooded, exoskeleton, invertebrate, vertebrate, skeleton, and metamorphosis.

Use these Types of Animals task cards with a buddy to activate knowledge before starting your animals unit. Complete as a SCOOT activity, review for a test, or use in an animal themed science center.


These task cards only have a picture of an animal to allow for more flexibility for the teacher to determine how to use these animal task cards.

* place in a science center and students sort into different classifications of animals
* give partners an animal from two different classifications and let students compare/contrast the two animals
* identify traits between the parent and young
* research a group of animals (what do all of the mammals have in common? - research mammals)
* compare/contrast two types of animals and draw the different environments / habitats the animals live in
* look at an animal and draw a simple food chain for the animal or a more complex food web the animal is part of
* research predators of the animal
* is this animal a predator to other animals
* discuss the different types of feet of all of the animals and how their feet help them survive
* discuss how the animals use their body parts to protect themselves

I hope your students enjoy both sets of these task cards.
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