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Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Formats Included
  • PPTX
35 pages
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This interactive and engaging lesson is a complete resource to introduce your students to Vertebrates and Invertebrates. It is important for students to master these concepts in order to have a basis of understanding of the animal kingdom and improve their Science knowledge to ensure success in the future.

This lesson is a PowerPoint file to be played as a slideshow for your students. There are several pages of activities and questions to keep students engaged and participating in the lesson. Because there are questions and answers on multiple slides, this PowerPoint has been equipped with clickable animations so that the answers are not shown right after the questions are asked.

For example: With one click of the mouse, the question is displayed. The students have as much time to think of answers and responses as necessary. With another click of the mouse, the answer is revealed underneath the question.

This is a great way to have students involved in their learning, and it is also a quick and easy assessment as you progress through the lesson.

Included in this packet:
-an objective of what students will be learning/doing
-slides explaining animal classification
-slides explaining the concept of “vertebrates” with examples and graphics
-slides explaining the concept of “invertebrates” with examples and graphics
-key vocabulary words defined such as “exoskeleton” “backbone” “arthropods” etc.
-chart clearly stating the 6 types of invertebrates with defining characteristics, examples, and illustrations
-review questions on the types of invertebrates with characteristics
-review questions on the types of invertebrates with pictures
- chart clearly stating the 5 types of vertebrates with defining characteristics, examples, and illustrations
-review questions on the types of vertebrates with characteristics
-review questions on the types of vertebrates with pictures
-questions in which students must identify whether the given picture is a vertebrate or invertebrate
-a review quiz to be given aloud as a group or printed and administered individually (answer key included)
-a foldable activity on the types of vertebrates and invertebrates

**Since this is a PowerPoint file it is also completely EDITABLE! Feel free to add any additional information pertaining to your class.

These engaging and educational lessons are sure to interest students while teaching them valuable science concepts at the same time. With these resources, students will master vertebrates and invertebrates in no time!

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Total Pages
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