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Animal Coverings

from The Toledo Zoo

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Students will play a sorting game that illustrates how groups are formed using similarities and differences.
Concepts of living/non-living and plant/animal will be introduced. The terms vertebrate/invertebrate will be introduced. Live animals and animal biofacts will be used to teach the basic differences among the five classes of vertebrates: fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

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Multipoint: $85.00

If a school schedules 2-3 CONSECUTIVE programs, we will price each program at $75.00. If more programs are requested, sort of like a “bulk buy” plan, please call for pricing info.


up to 1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Sites need to connect to The Toledo Zoo in a TEST call prior to the scheduled program. If no TEST call was made, the full fee will be charged to sites that cannot connect at program time. Our registration confirmation cites all necessary TEST call information.

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The Toledo Zoo

Toledo, OH
United States

Joshua Minor

Program Details


1. Students will play a sorting game.
2. Concepts of: living/non-living; plant/animal; vertebrate/invertebrate will be introduced.
3. Students will play 2 games to evaluate what they learned.
4. Live animals and animal biofacts will reinforce the information discussed.


Distinguish between living & non-living things
Distinguish between plants and animals
Distinguish between vertebrates and invertebrates
Name the 5 groups of vertebrates

Standards Alignment

National Standards

• NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE Understand that plants and animals are classified according to their characteristics: body coverings; body structure, etc.
• SC 2.1 Recognize the difference between living and nonliving things
• SC 2.4 Notice similarities, differences, and categories of plants and animals