Practice categorizing animals and determining whether it is a vertebrate or an invertebrate while playing this original rummy-style card game. The game, Who's Got the Bones? consists of 25 vertebrate cards in five classes (mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, and reptile) and 29 invertebrate cards in six different phyla (arthropod, mollusk, cnidaria, echinoderm, porifera, and annelid). The object of this game is to collect one of each class of vertebrate OR one of each of five different phyla of invertebrates. To use, print the pages on card stock and cut out the cards. Alternately, you can save your valuable time and effort by purchasing professionally printed decks of these cards here on Teachers Pay Teachers or by visiting www.thomasleanne.com.
This game is easy to learn and can be played in a short period of time. It can be used as a hands-on tool to complement a science unit or to help English Language Learners learn vocabulary. It is also the perfect, fun, quick way to review before state exams. For the visual learner, actual photographs, all taken by myself, reinforce the concepts presented.
• No set-up time required. Just deal the cards and play.
• Students can play independently. The category of each animal is presented at the bottom of the cards to encourage independent determination when the cards are held in a fan, yet can be easily referenced.
• Limited time? Great for those 10 extra minutes. Perfect for students who finish an assignment early, or as a reward at the end of a good day.
• Authentic. Actual photographs are used to enhance learning.
• Created by a teacher. Used successfully in the classroom with real students. They love them!!
• For 2 to 6 players
Please also look for my other games that teacher basic science concepts. Rock-On, States of Matter, Kingdoms, and Silence! can be found right here on Teachers Pay Teachers. Or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.