Animal Groups

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Quiz: Animal Groups

Mammals, Birds, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects. Simple explanations and vivid footage provide an excellent lesson in classifying animals. Discover that animals can be classified into groups by characteristics they have in common. Learn about the traits that help distinguish each group of animals, and see how these traits help them survive.

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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