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Assessment resource Animal classification: assessment

TLF ID L9179

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Create your own Venn diagram to compare two animal groups. For example, show that having a backbone is common to both mammals and fish. View and print out an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of four objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students group animals according to whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates.
  • Students identify a set of physical features common to a group of vertebrates.
  • Students recognise that some features are shared by different animal groups, and other features are specific to a particular animal group.
  • Students use a Venn diagram to compare features shared by different animal groups, and other features that are specific to a particular animal group.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of features that are common to particular types of animals such as amphibians, birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.
  • Requires students to group animals according to whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates.
  • Requires students to analyse the physical characteristics of two animal types to create a Venn diagram.
  • Includes questions that help students distinguish amphibians from other animals.
  • Includes a printed report summarising student input and providing feedback on student performance.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Life and living
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling

Other details

Contributors
  • Script writer
  • Name: Martin Richards
  • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
  • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Martin Richards
  • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
  • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
  • Educational validator
  • Name: Gayl O'Connor
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Assessment resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • This object may not display correctly on the Mac OS X platform in Safari unless viewed with Flash 9 Player 9, 0, 24 (for Safari). Use of earlier increments of the Flash 9 Player may result in playback issues on both PowerPC and Intel based hardware. Indications of an incompatible player are looping and/or flashing animations which are likely to relate to flawed interaction with the API or rendering engine. Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.