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Classification Pinball

Learning Object — Interactive
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K-3

Interactive: Classification Pinball

Everyone will want to step up to the pinball machine and display their knowledge. Players or class teams will have 12 balls. Each ball give a description of an animal. Can you send them to the right class? Students have all the time they need to think and discuss. A lively interface makes even being incorrect fun!

Student Application

Watch this excellent lesson in classifying animals.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that organisms, like animals, are grouped together by the ways in which they are alike and different; this is called classifying.
  2. Students will know the six different classifications of animals and describe the characteristics of each.
    1. Insects: With more th...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Classifying: Before watching the video, have students work together to make groups of familiar objects in the classroom. Students can even sort themselves by height, hair color, eye color, shoe type, etc. Encourage students to find new ways of classifying the same objects. For example, bottle tops can be separated into plastic and not plasti...

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