Grade: 3-5
Subject: Science

#1048. Animal Classification

Science, level: Elementary
Posted Mon Jun 21 12:05:27 PDT 1999 by Mary McDonald (
Bonham Tx
Materials Required: Poster board, pictures of animals, paper
Activity Time: 40-45 min
Concepts Taught: Classification of animals

1. Introductory Activity: Read an animal book and discuss the different types of classification of animals.

2. Using a T chart the students place animal under each category. (Ex Bird/Fish)

3. Choose an animal picture from the basket to place on the T chart.

4.Make a flip book from an animal of students choice.
Cover: Who am I? Bottom of cover: 2 clues about the animal
Inside: Drawing of the animal

5. Each student shares with the class as others guess the animal.