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Title of the Experience
We familiarize with the construction, way of life and requirements of vertebrates
Name of the teacher
Katarzyna Karpowicz
Country where it took place
School typology
Lower Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Extracurricular activity
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Students often say that they have a problem distinguishing between classes of vertebrates and the assignment of selected species to particular classes. They often confuse amphibians with reptiles.
In order to organize and consolidate the knowledge of vertebrate animals I organize schools trips to the Zoo. First, young people are divided into five groups. Each group has to collect as much information about the three selected species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Each group has to characterize one previously selected class. News about construction, life functions, way of life and environmental requirements may be derived from the teacher, the information plates and from the zoo staff. Each team is required to prepare a multimedia presentation based on the accumulated knowledge and photographic documentation of the designated classes and belonging species. Then members of the team present results of their work to the public.
This lesson brings very good results because on the test of knowledge of vertebrates students receive very good grades and often provide examples of species that were presented during a public speech.

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