First have the students look at all 10 pictures of animals. Next have each group categorize the animals on their own. Discuss with each group why they chose each animal to be in each category.
Students will be asked to take the pictures and discuss them to see if they are mammal or not mammal. After discussing which is a mammal, the group should divide their paper into two halves and label one side mammal and the other side not mammal.
Students should then glue on cut-outs to the half they think the animal is. Example: If it is a dog picture, it should be glued under the mammal side.
Students should continue this until all 10 pictures are glued on the paper.
Finally students should then label each picture according to its animal name.
Data: The white construction paper filled with the animal cut-outs on the correct side.
Analysis: What have you noticed all mammals have in common? Why did you put the other animal cut-outs on the other side?
Conclusion: What have you concluded about mammals?
After these activities, the class will be brought together to discuss what they have learned about mammals.
- Brain Theory-taking what they learned from activity and explaining what they did.