Animal Classification (Grades 4-6)

Our Animal Classification lesson plan for grades 4-6 teaches students in-depth about the scientific classification of animals. Students learn 8 different methods for classification and practice using all of them as a part of this lesson.

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Our Animal Classification lesson plan for grade 4-6 introduces students to classifying as a science process skill, used not only for the animal kingdom but for other areas of science as well. The lesson includes subcategories and goes into depth of the importance of classification in general. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively, with a partner, to classifying different groups of objects using 8 different methods for classification, demonstrating their ability to use all of these methods. Students are also asked to answer questions about the ways classification can be used and why, testing their understanding of the purpose and importance of classification in the sciences.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define classification, list uses for classification, and identify the stages of classification.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4

 

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subject

Science, Video

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    TS
    05/12/2021
    Teacher S.
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    Animal Classification Review

    Great, loved it. Well worth downloading and using in class, students really enjoyed it and learned so much from it.

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    03/30/2021
    Susan B.
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    Animal Classifications

    I have been using the materials from Clarendon for several years. I teach science 4 - 8th grade. It is an extremely valuable resource. Worksheets and homework and teacher resources are fantastic. I have recommended Clarendon to all of my fellow teachers and the best part...it's all free!! Well done, and thank you Clarendon!!

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    03/24/2020
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    08/22/2019
    Elizabeth M.
    US US
    Great resource

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