I published a roundup of living and non-living activities.
I have a sorting activity with plants and animals.
Today, I’ll share some resources for helping children understand the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates and classes of vertebrates.
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Montessori Vertebrate and Invertebrate Sorting
Montessori Compass and Montessori Foundation have a free online Montessori scope and sequence which includes vertebrates and invertebrates and classification of vertebrates.
Moteaco has a free online Montessori album with science lessons about animals.
Montessori at Home has a zoology and taxonomy post that includes vertebrates and invertebrates and classes of vertebrates.
The Helpful Garden has free vertebrate and invertebrate sorting with 11 cards in each of the categories.
Homemade Montessori has free vertebrate and invertebrate cards.
Montessori for Learning has free vertebrate and invertebrate sorting cards.
Montessori Print Shop has vertebrate and invertebrate sorting available inexpensively with 12 vertebrates and 12 invertebrates (included in the bundle linked to below).
Montessori for Everyone has vertebrate and invertebrate sorting available for purchase.
Montessori Services has vertebrate/invertebrate classification cards that are already printed and laminated or unlaminated.
Loving2Learn has a free vertebrates chart.
Montessori MOMents has a lesson on vertebrates and invertebrates.
The Homeschool Den has a lesson on vertebrate and invertebrate.
Nurturing Learning has a lesson on vertebrates and invertebrates.
Carrots Are Orange has a lesson on vertebrates and invertebrates.
Montessori Album has a free online lesson for vertebrate/invertebrate sorting.
Moteaco has a free online album with animal classification for 6-9.
Montessori Classes of Vertebrates
It’s easiest for children to understand the classes of vertebrates before invertebrates. Here are a number of resources for the five classes of vertebrates.
The Helpful Garden has free classes of vertebrates cards and booklet .
Guest Hollow has free vertebrate and invertebrate picture cards.
Just Montessori has a classes of vertebrates lesson.
Montessori for Everyone has free introductory animal research cards.
The Pinay Homeschooler has a lesson on the animal kingdom with materials available for purchase.
The Pinay Homeschooler has free life cycle cards for each class of vertebrates plus vertebrate cards available for purchase.
Montessori for Everyone has characteristics of vertebrates cards available for purchase.
Montessori for Everyone has plant and animal sorting cards with 12 plant cards and 12 animal cards available for purchase.
Montessori Services has a number of vertebrate materials available for purchase that are already printed and often laminated.
Montessori Album has a free online lesson for 5 classes of vertebrate sorting.
The Homeschool Den has free forest animal sort cards with classes of vertebrates.
The Homeschool Den has a lesson on classifying animals.
Lisa Nolan from Montessori on a Budget Blog has a post on “Best Deals for Elementary Zoology Classification.”
I’d love to hear about your animal classification activities! 🙂
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