Starter: Name as many animals as you know!
"I can identify some of the animal classification groups for vertebrates.
I can identify some features of the classifications.
I can identify which animals are in which classification and justify my reasoning.
Animals are classified based on their features and characteristics. Classification helps us to understand how animals are related to each other. Classification also helps us to find out about an animal's needs and habitat.
Classification: the arrangement of animals and plants based on similar features. Class: A group of animals that have similar features and characteristics Order: A group of animals that are closely related Vertebrate: An animal with a backbone
There are more than 1.3 million species of animals on Earth! The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet! The tiniest vertebrate is the bumblebee bat, which is only 2 cm long!
Work together in pairs: Name one animal that is classified as a mammal.
Work together in pairs: Name one animal that is classified as a reptile.
Brain break: Draw a picture of a mammal!
Which animal is a mammal?
Which animal is an amphibian?
Which animal is a reptile?
Task - Play the animal classification game.
Plenary: Which class are humans in ?