What our Classification lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Classification explores a few different ways to classify things into groups. Students will discover why classifying is a useful tool in many ways. They will also learn to identify the stages of classification.
This lesson contains four pages of content. The first page defines science process skills. Students will learn that scientists use a number of skills, such as observing and predicting. Classifying is also one of these useful skills scientists use to group similar things, like animals or clouds. This skill allows them to keep track of the data they collected and make it easier to compare and contrast.
Students will discover the three stages for classifying things: single stage, multistage, and serial ordering. The lesson then presents a few examples of items that scientists classified in some way. One of these is the animal kingdom, which groups animals into smaller and smaller categories. Another is the Period Table of Elements.
STAGES ACTIVITY WORKSHEET
Students will work with a partner for the activity. First, they will review each stage of classification. Using the charts on the worksheet, they will classify the alphabet, the 50 states, and other items of their choice. Next, they will cut out the letters on the other worksheet for the alphabet portion and use the list of states for that portion. After completing the activity, the students will share their worksheets with the class.
REVIEW PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice worksheet has a few sections. The first section requires students to answer 10 questions. The second section lists five sentences in which students must fill in the blank. For the last section, students must write a short paragraph explaining why classifying animals and plants is important.
CLASSIFICATION HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
For the homework assignment, students will practice classifying many different things. These things include numbers, foods, and items in their neighborhood or home.