What our Animal Classification – Grades 1-3 lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Animal Classification – Grades 1-3 teaches students how to group different animals. Students will learn how to find unique traits that set animals apart from others. They will be able to decide which groups an animal belongs to based on such traits.
This lesson contains three pages of content. The first page describes what exactly classification is. Students will discover the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates. The lesson provides several examples of animals that belong to each of these groups.
Students will discover that most animal classes are vertebrates. The ones that aren’t belong in the arthropods class. This class contains insects, arachnids, and crustaceans.
ANIMAL SORT ACTIVITY
For the activity, students will create a poster that displays six classes of animals. The worksheet provides these six classes in boxes as well as three pages of animals. Students will cut out each label and picture. They must shade the labels different colors and glue or tape them onto their construction paper. Using the images they cut out, they will then classify the animals under the correct labels. (There are five animals for each class.) When they finish, students will add an interesting title for their display and write it at the top of the paper.
CLASS MATCH PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice worksheet contains 25 statements or descriptions. Students must read each statement and figure out which animal class it refers to. A word bank contains the six classes from which students will choose their answers.
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION – GRADES 1-3 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
For the homework assignment, students will read through a list of 63 animals. A word bank at the top contains seven animal classes. (Arthropods divides further into arachnids, insects, and crustaceans for this worksheet.) Students will write which class each animal belongs to on the line next to the animal name.
You will find the answer keys for each of the worksheets at the end of the lesson plan.