Scientists divide animals into 2 main groups (vertebrates and invertebrates).
- Have children brainstorm and share what they already know about vertebrates and what they would like to learn.
- Have children run their fingers down the middle of their back to feel their own vertebrae (backbone).
- Watch this cute video about Vertebrates presently on You Tube.
- Have the kids pull out all their animal books and stuffed animals and start putting them into groups. (Vertebrates and Invertebrates)