our discussion of animal characteristics and behaviors,
likenesses and differences,
habitats and needs as well as adaptations.
wonder about animals and ask questions)
Study your animal
cards and discuss together ways they are
alike and different.
Decide on the way you want to group your
your sorting board. Make labels for each columns.
Try sorting them
into two groups. Example: Water Animals and Land Animals.
plan with their classmates and decide how to group their animals.)
Next have students
to try to sort them another way perhaps sorting
into more than two
groups. Example: body coverings; number of
medium, large; colors; animal behaviors;
or both. Chart the results.
attached data sheet)
investigate by sorting their cards into groups.)
Use the encyclopedia,
internet, or classification chart in science
book to prove or
check your information on the animals you are
not sure about.
students work, they check their work for accuracy and possibly develop