Science - 4th Grade
Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.
Use a simple scheme to classify Utah plants and animals.
Classification 2: A Touch of Class
This Science NetLinks lesson, the second of a two-part series on classification, extends the investigation of living organisms carried out in the first lesson by exposing students to the idea that a variety of plants and animals can be classified into one or more groups based on the various characteristics of a specific group. This lesson gives students the opportunity to look at and discuss different classification schemes.
In this Science NetLinks lesson students learn that many kinds of living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various features, and that classification schemes vary with purpose. Students begin the lesson by sorting buttons, then move on to a more complicated sorting exercise using animal cards. Students sort the cards multiple times using a variety of criteria.
What Tree is That?
You can identify most trees by studying their leaves, seeds, and fruit. This animation will help you learn to identify these characteristics and take a step-by-step approach to arrive at the name of your tree.
Who Am I?
Use the clues to match the animal to its description.
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