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Grade Level Estimation: 1st
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Worksheets for teaching students about vertebrates, invertebrates, and animal classifications. Feel free to print these worksheets and use them with your class.
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Vertebrates & InvertebratesVertebrate Cut, Sort, & Glue Free
Sort the vertebrate pictures into 5 groups - mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.Vertebrate Questions Member
Choose the correct vertebrate group for each description, match the animal with its vertebrate classification, and three short-answer questions.Vertebrate - Invertebrate Cut, Sort, & Glue Member
Sort the animal pictures into two groups - vertebrates and invertebrates.Animal Classification: Thinking Questions Member
Answer the question on this worksheet. Questions include: "Can a dolphin drown? Explain." and "Is a bat a mammal or a bird? Explain."
Scavenger HuntsReptile Classroom Scavenger Hunt Member
Do you know which species of snake is the smallest in the world? Can you name the world's only flying lizard species? Find out the answers to these questions, and many more when you play the classroom scavenger hunt game.Mammals Scavenger Hunt Free
Do you know the only species of mammal that lays eggs? Do you know what the largest mammal in the world is? Find out all this and more with the classroom scavenger hunt game.Birds Classroom Scavenger Hunt Member
Farmers love to have owls around. Do you know why? Which type of bird is the most common in the world? Search around the classroom to find the answers to these, and many more interesting bird facts.Amphibians (Frogs) Scavenger Hunt Member
Do you know what the word 'amphibian' means in Greek? Do you know the difference between a frog and a toad? Learn lots of interesting facts about amphibians with this fun scavenger hunt.Fish Scavenger Hunt Member
Did you know that the whale shark is the largest living fish on Earth? And did you know female cichlids keep their eggs in their mouths to protect them. Learn these, and many other fish fast with this fun scavenger hunt!
Students must figure out which animals from the list are mammals and which are not. Only the mammals are hidden in the word search puzzle.Reptiles Member
Determine which animals are reptiles. Only the reptiles in the puzzle. Word list includes turtle, crocodile, python, and gecko.Fish Word Search Member
Which words in the list are fish? Only the fish species, like pufferfish and sea horse, are hidden in the puzzle. Other words, like dolphin and whale, are not.Bird Word Search Member
Many of the animals in the word list are birds, but some are not. Only the birds are hidden in the puzzle.
Foldable Fortune Teller Member
Make an origami fortune teller (cootie catcher) to review vertebrate classifications. When they play, students will answer questions and classify animals as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds.
ArticlesCamouflage (Article & Questions) Member
Find out how pattern camouflage, color camouflage, and mimicry can benefit predators and prey.Hibernation (Article & Questions) Member
Find out why some animals hibernate, and how their bodies change while they sleep during the winter months.Migration (Article and Questions) Member
Learn how and why animals migrate from one place to another.
Research ReportsAnimal Research Project Member
Research any animal. Write about your animal's habitat and anatomy. List interesting facts about the animal. Answer the questions about your animal. Includes step-by-step instructions and a grading rubric.
Word-Maze PuzzlesWord Maze: Vertebrates Member
Connect letters to spell the names of five different animal groups (mammals, amphibians , birds, reptiles, fish). The unused letters will tell you what the animal groups have in common.Word Maze: Lizards (Reptiles) Member
Connect the letters in the lizard species names. Then write the unused letters in the blank to find an interesting fact about lizards.Word Maze: Wild Cats (Mammals) Member
Search for the wild cats in the puzzle. The letters that are not used will spell out a fascinating fact about cats.Word Maze: Raptors (Birds) Member
After following the maze of raptor words, write the extra letters on the line to learn a cool fact about birds of prey.Word Maze: Frogs & Toads (Amphibians) Member
First find the species of frogs, toads, and salamanders in the puzzle. Then reveal the fun fact by copying the extra letters on the blank lines.Word Maze: Sharks (Fish) Member
Find your way through the maze by highlighting the letters in the names of the shark species.
See Also:Animal Articles
Reading comprehension passages about different animal species.Food Chain Worksheets
Learn about predator/prey, producers/consumers, and the food chain with these worksheets.States of Matter Printables
Printable materials for teaching students about solids, liquids, and gases.Scavenger Hunts
Students find fun fact cards hidden around the classroom. They use the fact cards to answer questions on a worksheet. Topics include animals, human body, space, weather, and more.