These animal classification activities and games will add some fun to your life science unit!
One for vertebrate and one for invertebrate. Includes the definition and examples.
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION TIC-TAC-TOE
This is a 2-person game in which students determine if animals are vertebrates and invertebrates. They take turn drawing animal cards and placing them on a corresponding space on the board. The first to get three in a row is the winner.
This is a quick review game that takes just a few minutes to play. Can be used as a whole group activity or played by partners. Each card has a list of classification clues that are used to guess the animal. Try to guess using as few clues as possible.
ANIMAL SORT WORKSHEET
Students cut out the names of animals and glue them under the correct heading to show if they are vertebrates or invertebrates.
CLASSIFICATION FLAP BOOK
This is a foldable that works well for interactive notebooks. Students cut out the names of various animals and glue them under the correct flap.
VERTEBRATE SORT WORKSHEET
This activity requires students to sort a list of animals according to the type of vertebrate they are: mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, or reptile.
WARM OR COLD? WORKSHEET
Students cut out the different types of vertebrates and glue them onto a graphic organizer to show whether they are warm- or cold-blooded. They will also write examples of animals that belong in each category.
VERTEBRATES COOTIE CATCHER
This is a fun way for students to review important vocabulary. Includes template and instructions. The vocabulary and definitions are vertebrate, warm-blooded, cold-blooded, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird.
Animal Classification: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
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