Find out about animal groups, food chains and habitats
This site is well illustrated and text is kept as simple
as possible to make it accessible to pupils with special needs.
It can be used to
introduce pupils to animals groups and their main
reinforce concepts and vocabulary linked to food
reinforce awareness of different habitats
Describe features: The animal groups
pages outline the main characteristics of 6 major animal groups
- mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects.
Children should be able to list the main characteristics of each
group. Print the Animal
Classification Worksheet. Children should draw/label a
picture for each feature outlined on the Animal group pages of
this website. Once they know the main features this
knowledge can be used to classify other animals. This worksheet
is similar but can be completed away from the computer. It
could be given for homework.
Give examples: Children should be able to
give examples of animals from each category. Open
the Animal Group Worksheet
in a new window. Tell the children to choose examples from
each group and then cut & paste a picture to complete the
Food Chains: Children need to be able to
construct Food Chains and demonstrate understanding of
scientific vocabulary. They should know to start with a
plant. Clicking on pictures of individual animals links to
information about that animal. It includes information
needed to make food chains. Children should open the Food
Chain Worksheet in a new window. They should cut &
paste pictures/names to make food chains.
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