This is a great activity to introduce wildlife, to assess your students’ knowledge of Arizona’s wildlife, and to initiate research and writing activities for your class. A photo of an Arizona animal is placed on each student’s back. They must then walk around the room and ask other students “yes/no” questions in order to try to determine which animal they are.
The lesson is available as a downloadable PDF that includes ideas to extend and modify the lesson for different audiences.
- What adaptations help animals survive?
- Why is classification an important tool for science and learning?
This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:
Science – Kindergarten
Science – 1st Grade
Science – 2nd Grade
Science – 3rd Grade
Science – 4th Grade
Science – 5th Grade
Science – 6th Grade
Science – 7th Grade
Science – 8th Grade
This lesson is also correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Standards. Please see the lesson plan for more information.