In Fur, Feathers and Scales, Classify! students will consider why and how scientists classify living things. Exploring the different vertebrate animals groups in more depth, pupils will compare and contrast a range of unfamiliar ojects from the natural world and use a range of criterion to classify the vertebrates represented correctly. They will also consider the issues scientists sometimes have when researching and classifying animals.
Many objects from the natural world used in this session are loaned to us by HM Revenue and Customs.
Please be aware that though we aim to use a live animal in this session, we do not guarantee that they will be present – animals can fall ill or be unwilling to be handled and their welfare is ZSL’s first priority.
|Age: KS2 (7-11 years)||Duration: 45 minutes||Capacity: 35 students||Indoor Session|
Intended learning outcomes:
Students will be able to;
- List the different groupings of mammals, birds and reptiles and explain the differences between them
- Correctly group animals into mammals, birds and reptiles
- Give an explanation of why animals are classified into groups
- Acknowledge their lives have an impact on environments both positively and negatively
National Curriculum links:
|KS2 Science||Working Scientifically||
|Living things and their habitats||
|KS2 English||Spoken Language, Reading||
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