Vertebrate / Invertebrate Sorting

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Vertebrate / Invertebrate Sorting
Science - Zoology
Level Primary
Materials Labels: Vertebrate & Invertebrate
pictures of vertebrate and invertebrate animals

In this activity the child sorts pictures of animals (or figurines) by whether they are of vertebrates or invertebrates.

Presentation[edit]

  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
  2. Place the labels at the top of the workspace.
  3. Sort the pictures by whether they are of a vertebrate or an invertebrate.

Points of Interest[edit]

Control of Error[edit]

  • color-coded dots could be put on the backs of the cards to allow the child to check the work

Variations and Extensions[edit]

Material[edit]

Make Your Own[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

Children's Books[edit]

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara Levine