Classifying Animals

We classify animals into two main groups. Invertebrates are animals without backbones, such as spiders, insects, and clams. Vertebrates are animals with backbones. In this movie, you’ll explore different groups of vertebrates such as mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles. You'll find out about different warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals. Which animals lay eggs? Which animals get milk from their mothers? Watch the movie to find out!

Classifying Animals Background Information for Teachers and Families

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about classifying animals. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Classifying Animals. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Classifying Animals Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about classifying animals. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Classifying Animals topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »