- are vertebrates (have a backbone)
- are cold-blooded
- have scaly skin
- breathe with lungs
- most lay eggs
- Have the students brainstorm any characteristics of reptiles that they already know. (See list above.)
- Share the above list. (Older students can record this list in their science notebooks.)
- Have students brainstorm a list of animals that fit these characteristics. (snakes, turtles, alligators, lizards, etc.)
- Begin a class chart with the students' list of reptiles. (Add to the chart daily.) Older students can record in their science notebooks.
- Read a book to students about reptiles or have older students read books individually or with a partner.
Read a review of this book by Books for Learning here.
- After reading, have students share any new facts that they learned about reptiles.
- Finish by having the kids create a fun Arts and Crafts Reptile Activity.
them use their knowledge of reptiles and their imaginations to create
a reptile (real or imaginary).
~ Younger students might enjoy creating a paper craft snake. Here is a
Springy Spiral Snake from DLTK 's website that students will enjoy
Click here: Springy Spiral Snake Craft Project from DLTK
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