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Assessment resource Animal search: is it a reptile: assessment

TLF ID L9177

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a reptile. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, and then identify a subset that have dry, scaly skin. Answer true/false questions about features of reptiles. View and print out an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare the physical characteristics of a range of animals and identify which is a reptile.
  • Students identify a set of physical features common to reptiles.
  • Students recognise that some features are shared by different animal types, and other features are specific to reptiles.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of features that are common to reptiles.
  • Requires students to group animals according to their physical features.
  • Requires students to analyse the physical features of a group of animals and use that information to distinguish which is a reptile.
  • Includes questions that help students distinguish reptiles from other animals.
  • Includes a printed report summarising student input and providing feedback on student performance.
Year level

3; 4

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

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Erica Dale
  • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
  • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Martin Richards
  • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
  • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
  • Educational validator
  • Name: Gayl O'Connor
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Assessment resource
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Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.