Grouping Animals: Year 7
This program explains and elaborates techniques and uses for animal classification. The booklet Grouping Animals (below) can be reproduced for each student. However it contains more activities than can be achieved in the average one hour visit, so teachers may;
- select some of the pages for their students
- allow students to select their own pages
- allocate different pages to groups so that not all students do the same pages
The gallery is rich and diverse, so it is important that students are given an opportunity to look around the gallery and make their own discoveries before the booklet pages are handed out.
This is not an introductory program. Before using it students need some background in classification. They need to have some familiarity with classification terms such as Order, Family, Genus, Species. It would be beneficial for students to have used a simple classification key and to know the names of some of the major animal groups such as mammals, reptiles, insects, arachnids and others (listed in the teachers’ notes.)
Check our World Mammals exhibtion for more curriculum links.