We wanted to compare these five types of vertebrates. The children were able to use small figures and categorize them into the different types.
It is slightly confusing to understand that all of these creatures have some common features. They ALL have backbones. So to help this understanding we had an example of an invertebrate: the common garden worm!
Right now digging up worms is a popular activity so we brought some into the classroom.
Because the children care for these creatures, they wanted to make sure they were not dried up and wanted to add water. To make sure it was not a mud bath, we let them add 5 drops of water each. This was fun because they also were able to use the small eye dropper!