Animal Taxonomy & Characteristics Lesson Plans

Updated October 05, 2022

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Living & Nonliving Things Lesson Plan

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2 hours of educational videos

196 self-paced lessons

7 practice tests

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9 chapters in Animal Taxonomy & Characteristics Lesson Plans

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Living & Nonliving Things Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Characteristics of Living Things Video  Take Quiz
Classification of Living Things Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things Video  Take Quiz
Characteristics of Life Activities & Games Text Lesson
Animal Classification Lesson Plan Text Lesson
What is Animal Classification? Video  Take Quiz
Animal Characteristics Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Dichotomous Key Lesson Plan Text Lesson
The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool Video  Take Quiz
Cladistics Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Cladograms and Phylogenetic Trees: Evolution Classifications Video  Take Quiz
Animal Classification Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Animal Classification Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Species Composition Activities Text Lesson
Animal Kingdom Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Animal Kingdom Lesson for Kids: Definition & Classification Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Mammals Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Mammals Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Mammals Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Characteristics Video  Take Quiz
Fungi Lesson Plan Text Lesson
What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics Video  Take Quiz
Fungi Activities Text Lesson
Yeast Science Activities Text Lesson
Decomposers Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Decomposers Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Decomposers Activities Text Lesson
Zoology Games Text Lesson
Herbivores Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Carnivores Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Invertebrates Activities for Middle School Text Lesson
Invertebrates Activities for High School Biology Text Lesson
Vertebrates Activities Text Lesson
Microbes Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Microbiology & Types of Microbes Activities for Middle School Text Lesson
Protists Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Types of Protists & Their Characteristics Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Protists Activities Text Lesson
Protozoa Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Paramecium Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Microbiology Project Ideas Text Lesson
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Animal Adaptations Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Animal Adaptations: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Adaptation Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Animal Adaptation Project Ideas Text Lesson
Camouflage Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Animal Coverings Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Animal Coverings: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Nocturnal Animals Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Facts About Nocturnal Animals: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Mammals vs. Reptiles Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Mammals vs. Reptiles Video  Take Quiz
Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Warm Blooded vs. Cold Blooded Animals Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Animal Sounds Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Sounds of Animals: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Predator and Prey Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Biomimicry Science Project Ideas Text Lesson
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Birds Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Birds: Traits, Types & Importance Video  Take Quiz
Bird Migration Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Bird Migration Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Bird Identification Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Bird Species & Orders: Names & Numbers Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Hummingbird Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Bald Eagle Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Bald Eagle's Habitat: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Bald Eagle Facts: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Bald Eagle Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Bald Eagles: Habitat, Diet & Physical Appearance Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Life Cycle of a Chicken Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Life Cycle of a Chicken: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Owl Life Cycle Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Life Cycle of an Owl: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Birds Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Birds of Prey Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Bird Feathers Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Bird Feathers: Types & Parts Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Bird Life Cycle Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Bird Nest Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Build A Bird Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Ceramic Bird House Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Making A Bird Feeder Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Ornithology Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Birds Project Ideas for Middle School Text Lesson
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Snakes Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Snake Life Cycle Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Snake Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Life Cycle of a Turtle Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Life Cycle of a Turtle: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Alligator Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Tadpole Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Tadpoles Lesson for Kids: Lifecycle & Facts Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Life Cycle of a Frog Lesson Plan Video
Frog Life Cycle Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Snakes Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Snakes: Characteristics & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Reptiles Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Amphibians Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Crocodile Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Crocodile: Characteristics & Habitat Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Frog Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Turtles Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Turtles: History, Facts & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Cold Blooded Animals Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Reptiles Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Nematodes Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Frog Camouflage Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Frog Camouflage: Facts & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Tadpole Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Tadpoles: Definition & Stages Video  Take Quiz
Frog Science Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Frog Habitat Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Frog Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Cottonmouth Snake Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Snapping Turtle Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Boa Constrictor Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
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Life Cycle of an Insect Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Life Cycle of an Insect: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Ant Farm Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Entomology Activities & Games Text Lesson
Life Cycle of a Spider Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Life Cycle of a Spider: Lesson for Kids Video  Take Quiz
Spiders Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Spiders: Facts & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Insect Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Insect Habitat Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Insect Habitats: Facts, Characteristics & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Insects vs. Spiders Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Insect Camouflage Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Insect Mimicry & Camouflage Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Migratory Insects Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Migratory Insects: Types & Causes Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Praying Mantis Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Arthropods Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Arthropods Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Entomology Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Entomology: Definition & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Backyard Bugs Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Backyard Bugs: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Army Ants Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Ants Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Ant Facts: Lesson for Kids Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Cockroach Lesson Plan Text Lesson
June Bug Lesson Plan Text Lesson
June Bug: Facts & Life Cycle Video  Take Quiz
Grasshopper Life Cycle Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Grasshopper Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Crickets Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Ladybug Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Ladybug Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Aphid Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Mites Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Termites Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Larva Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Larva: Definition & Types Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Tarantula Lesson Plan for Elementary School Text Lesson
Maggots Lesson Plan Text Lesson
Maggots: Definition & Life Cycle Video  Take Quiz
Ant Farm Science Fair Project Ideas Text Lesson
Insects Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Text Lesson

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