Animal classification can be fun with this pack of games and activities!
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Vocabulary Posters
Animal Classification Tic-Tac-Toe: 2-person game, students determine if animals are vertebrates and invertebrates.
Guess Who Game: Quick review game that takes just a few minutes to play. Use classification clues to figure out the animal.
Animal Classification Sort: Cut and paste activity for sorting animals according to type.
Animal Classification Flap Book: Foldable for interactive notebooks.
Vertebrates Sort: Sort animals according to the type of vertebrate they are.
Warm or Cold Blooded: Sort types of vertebrates according to warm or cold blooded and write examples of each.
This unit teaches students about the classification of both invertebrates and vertebrates of the animal kingdom. Students will explore the various characteristics of each class that defines these specific animals. This unit is packed full of ten days of lesson plans, review activities, and writing prompts. It is more than just the traditional sorting pictures and identifying the classes. Students will create their own imaginary animal, create a quilt with class, and build animals with a backbone to see its importance.
Here are the ten lesson included (along with extras):
Day 1 Tasty Classification (Discuss what classification is and sort candy into groups.)
Day 2 Classification Charts (Students will learn to read a classification chart and make one after classifying pictures.)
Day 3 What Makes an Animal an Animal? (Students read an article and compile summary sentences to identify what makes an animal an animal.)
Day 4 A Kingdom Divided (Students will explore the two groups of the animal kingdom through clay creatures and graphs.)
Day 5 The Spineless (Students will explore invertebrates and their classes while creating a shutter fold.)
Day 6 Vertebrates Have Class! (Students will explore vertebrates through an RAN Chart and the Jigsaw process.)
Day 7 Vertebrates and Invertebrates Go Head to Head (Students will compare and contrast similar vertebrates and invertebrates.)
Day 8 What Class Is That? (Students create an imaginary animal and classify it based on its characteristics.)
Day 9 A Quilt With Class! (Students will create a quilt square for one or more classes of the vertebrate group and their characteristics.)
Day 10 Choice Board (Students will demonstrate their understanding of this unit by picking an option on the choice board.)
This unit also comes with task cards that can be used in a scoot activity or a center, worksheets to reinforce the classes, and other fun activities.
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This worksheet sets pupils four tasks based on how both vertebrates and invertebrates are classified into taxonomic groups. It involves a mixture of answering questions, sorting statements and researching. I have found that this works well as both a classwork or as a homework activity. I hope that you find the resource useful and will be able to leave feedback if you use it.
This pack contains a massive bank of questions that I have created by carefully going through the detailed specification content for the core Edexcel biology exam. Listed under the title 'spec. questions' these are all questions that are likely to come up and have in the past. By creating these questions I have also made educated guesses about the 6, 4, and 3 markers. If you have an answer prepared for every single question from the 'spec. questions' you are guaranteed 90% + on your B1 Edexcel exam.
Also included in this pack are revision quizzes and worksheets and answers (issued by the Edexcel exam board.)
Game-togenesis is a highly flexible revision game. Game-togenesis allows the teacher to review understanding of the key concepts taught in a fun, competitive and interactive activity. The game has been developed and refined in the classroom for over two years. Game-togenesis is a perfect way to engage all learners, as all players are actively involved in reading and answering questions. The game is appropriate for the ages of 11+. I regularly use Game-togenesis as a revision tool for Year 7 (11 years of age) right through to A-level (18 years of age +).
The game enables the teacher to create subject specific questions related to the topics they have taught, making Game-togenesis a highly flexible classroom resource.
2 to 8 players.
The game board is designed around a plant cell and depicts the stages of meiosis in the production of gametes (pollen and ovules). The first person to collect all 23 chromosomes wins the game. 23 is the haploid number of chromosomes in a human. Once the game is won, the remaining players work out what species they have become. Haploid chromosome numbers are located on the perimeter of the game template’s cell wall, in the interstitial fluid.
1. Download the game ‘Game-togenesis Board’ template pdf.
2. Print the file as A1. You will need to glue the separate A4 sheets together to create the A1 size (unless you have an A1 printer).
3. Download the 'Evolution or Extinction' file, print and cut out the cards. Alternatively, download the ‘Evolution and Extinction for Stickers’ file. Print the ‘Evolution and Extinction for Stickers’ file onto A4, 21 self-adhesive address labels paper and then stick the 52 labels onto a deck of playing cards.
4. Download the ‘Blank Template Question Cards’ file on MS word; write your questions and print. Alternatively, download the ‘Sticker Template No Borders’ file, write your questions then print on self-adhesive labels (21 per A4) and then stick them onto playing cards.
5. Download the 'Game-togenesis Instructions' file and read.
6. You'll need a die and four markers (I use treasury tags to represent chromosomes).
7. Hand out 4 pieces of paper and a pen so the players can record which chromosome they win.
You are ready to play 'Game-togenesis!'
If you would like a tough, vinyl A1 copy of this game with the cards already produced, please go to the following website:
This pack contains a massive bank of questions that I have created by carefully going through the detailed specification content for the Further Edexcel Biology exam. The bank of questions contains EVERYTHING that the exam could possibly contain. Listed under the title ' Topic x - Spec. Questions' are all questions that are likely to come up; many of the questions have already come up in previous B3 exams, proving that these questions are highly likely to come up in the exam. Please note Edexcel are likely to repeat questions from previous years so answer ALL questions in the 'spec. Q's' bundles even if you have seen them in past papers. By creating these questions I have also made educated guesses about the 6, 4, and 3 markers. If you have an answer prepared for every single question from the 'spec. questions' you are guaranteed 90%+ on your B3 Edexcel exam. I can not stress how important and essential the spec. questions are, make sure they are completed in as much detailed as possible and if you answer all the questions using textbooks these can make up the core of very focused revision notes. This is the perfect resource for students and teachers, students can use the Specification Questions over the whole course and build up their own notes or it could be used when cramming just before the exam. Teachers can even use this pack to structure their lessons and make sure their students can answer all the specification questions or set relevant questions from the pack as homework questions as well as an end of unit test (because the Specification questions ar arranged in Topic.)
Also included in this pack are quizzes, flash cards worksheets and answers (issued by the Edexcel exam board.)