Coral Oceans Lesson 4 - Coral Classification

Classification has never been more colourful.

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 4

Subject: Science


Resource Overview

This lesson introduces students to the range of life on the reef. Starting off by learning to name and identify different species, students will then sort these into different groups and start to use classification keys. More advanced classes may want to devise their own keys. 

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Resource Assets

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Coral Classification lesson plan

This lesson introduces students to the range of life on the reef. Starting off by learning to name and identify different species, students will then sort these into different groups and start to use classification keys. More advanced classes may want to devise their own keys.

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Coral Classification Presentation

A PowerPoint full of vibrant content and stimulating images.

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Grouping Coral Life student sheet

The scientific word for grouping living things is ‘classification’. Classify the living things on the coral reef by putting them in six different groups.

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Coral Classification student sheet

Students use this key to identify living things.

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Coral life classification key

Students are challenged to design their own key.

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Dive Log student sheet

A dive log for students to complete.


Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
    • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
    • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.