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Animal search: is it a mammal: assessment: teacher guide

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Screenshot(opens in new window) This guide is intended for use with Animal search: is it a mammal: assessment (L9176). It aims to help you interpret the student report generated by that object. Its sections relate to tasks in that report.

There are four objects in the Animal search assessment series. Depending on the needs of the student and the aspects covered in class, it may only be necessary to complete one of the objects rather than all four.

In this series, for simplicity and consideration of the student's stage of learning, vertebrates that include birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians are referred to as 'animal groups'. The scientific equivalent is 'class': for example, a whale is a vertebrate of the class Mammalia.

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Animal search: is it a mammal: assessment (L9176)
Description Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a mammal. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, and then identify a subset that make milk to feed their young. Answer true/false questions about features of mammals. View and print out an assessment report.
Year level/s 3–4
Learning objectives
a)
Students compare the physical characteristics of a range of animals and identify which is a mammal.
b)
Students identify a set of physical features common to mammals.
c)
Students recognise that some features are shared by different animal types, and other features are specific to mammals.
Related learning objects
  • Animal search (L1134)
  • Animal search: is it a mammal? (L766)
  • Animal search: is it a reptile: assessment (L9177)
  • Animal search: is it an amphibian: assessment (L9178)
  • Animal classification: assessment (L9179)