Our comprehensive, four-part study of animals is sure to captivate student interest. Our unit starts off with a knowledge-based presentation of twenty-six terms necessary for a proper understanding of animals. Then, students learn the important characteristics of the major vertebrate families (groups) — fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. Next, students investigate some of the ways that animals have adapted to suit their environments. Finally, students complete a major project where they write a report on an animal. This Animal Science lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search, colouring book and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.