Ch 7: 3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals

About This Chapter

Make this chapter available to your 3rd graders as they go over the classification of animals. Parents and teachers can refer to this chapter which provides relevant examples, explanations of scientific terms, and reviews of key concepts, to help students prepare for tests or reinforce classroom learning.

3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help your 3rd grader brush up on the classification of animals. Every chapter has been divided into a number of lessons, and the individual lessons remain focused on one key concept, such as the characteristics of vertebrates and facts about mammals. Vocabulary words are often highlighted with bold or italicized lettering to help your student easily identify the most important concepts.

Chapter Topics

  • How animals are classified
  • Characteristics of invertebrates
  • Facts about vertebrates
  • Information about fish
  • Amphibian facts
  • Reptile characteristics
  • Details about birds
  • The definition of mammals

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with the classification of animals will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the classification of animals.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the characteristics of different animal groups
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the classification of animals
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the classification of animals
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the animal classification topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the classification of animals.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands animal classification by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: 3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals
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Animal Classification Lesson for Kids

1. Animal Classification Lesson for Kids

How are a dog and a lizard alike? What is the same about an octopus and an ant? Do spiders and sponges have something in common? Find out in this lesson about animal classification.

Invertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

2. Invertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

What has eight legs and a body divided into two segments? What kind of animal stays in just one place all the time because it can't walk, run, swim, or fly? Find the answers and many interesting facts in this lesson about invertebrates.

Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

3. Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

All vertebrates have a backbone, but what else do they have in common? From the furry fox to the slippery salamander, animals in the five vertebrate groups are alike in certain ways. Find out how and more in this lesson on vertebrates.

Fish Facts: Lesson for Kids

4. Fish Facts: Lesson for Kids

You may have seen them in the ocean, in an aquarium...or on your dinner plate! Fish are important and fascinating animals. This lesson will teach the basics of what makes a fish, a fish.

Amphibians Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

5. Amphibians Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Amphibians are one of the most interesting classes of animals. Learn about what defines an animal as an amphibian, as well as what makes them special! Identify different types of amphibians, as well.

Reptiles Lesson for Kids: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

6. Reptiles Lesson for Kids: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

Slithering snakes, creeping crocodiles, timid turtles, adventurous alligators. What do each of these animals have in common? Let's find out in this lesson on reptiles.

Bird Facts: Lesson for Kids

7. Bird Facts: Lesson for Kids

What do you think life would be like if you were a bird? Come and learn about how birds look, how they act, as well as some of the different types of birds in the world.

Mammals Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Characteristics

8. Mammals Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Characteristics

Mammals are a special kind of animal. There are more than 4,000 different kinds of mammals in the world. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to say, ''I can tell what a mammal is and I can give some examples.''

Chapter Practice Exam
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