Term 1 Topic 2 Diversity of animals Introductionanimals are classified as either vertebrates (animals withbackbones) or invertebrates (animals without backbones)vertebrates are subdivided into five classes on the basis ofdistinguishing characteristics:FishAmphibiansReptilesBirdsMammalsinvertebrates are subdivided into the Phyla Arthropoda and Mollusca, on the basis of distinguishing characteristicsarthropods have a hard outer covering (exoskeleton) and jointed legs, such as Insects (locust), Arachnids (spider), Crustaceans (crab)molluscs are soft bodied animals such as snails(Note: Classification of all of the invertebrates is not required)Teacher Input 3Tell learners that animals can be sorted into two smaller groups. Ask if they can remember what these groups are.vertebrates and invertebratesAsk learners: can you remember anything from what you have learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates in Grade 5? Can they remember the main difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate. The vertebrates have backbones and spinal cords while the invertebrates do not have backbones.Learner Activity 3Tell learners that they are going to do a quick activity to refresh their memories about vertebrates and invertebrates.Hand out WORKSHEET C: Vertebrates and Invertebrates (Revision) as a fun revision exercise for learners to complete.Ensure that learners have completed the exercise correctly (make use of WORKSHEET C MEMORANDUM).Teacher Input 4Provide an overview on the diversity of anminals by making use of PRESENTATION 3: Diversity of animals: Show VIDEO CLIP 4: Vertebrate animals. (3.52 min.). Tell learners that they must listen carefully, since they need to complete WORKSHEET D based on the information given in the video.Learner Activity 4Hand out WORKSHEET D for learners to complete whilst they are watching the video.Discuss answers with the learners after the video .Learner Activity 5Learners complete WORKSHEET E: Characteristics of Vertebrates. Review answers with learners.Teacher Input 5Present an overview on invertebrates by utilising PRESENTATION 4: Diversity of animals: Show VIDEO CLIP 5: Invertebrate animals (5.25 minutes).Tell learners that they must listen carefully, since they need to complete WORKSHEET F based on the information given in the video.Learner Activity 6Learners complete WORKSHEET F:Review answers with the learners.Learner Activity 7Learners complete WORKSHEET G: Characteristics of Invertebrates.Discuss answers with learners afterwards. By Administrator|2017-04-21T09:26:57+02:00April 21st, 2017|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.