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Animal classification: assessment: teacher guide

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This guide is intended for use with Animal classification: assessment (L9179). 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 not be necessary to complete all the objects. This assessment object assesses how students interpret and use a Venn diagram to compare two groups of vertebrates: for example, fish and mammals.

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 classification: assessment (L9179)
Description 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.
Year level/s 4–5
Learning objectives
a)
Students group animals according to whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates.
b)
Students identify a set of physical features common to a group of vertebrates.
c)
Students recognise that some features are shared by different animal groups, and other features are specific to a particular animal group.
d)
Students use a Venn diagram to compare features shared by different animal groups, and other features that are specific to a particular animal group.
Related learning objects
  • Animal search (L1134)
  • Animal search: is it a mammal: assessment (L9176)
  • Animal search: is it a reptile: assessment (L9177)
  • Animal search: is it an amphibian: assessment (L9178)