Categorising Animals
As you have seen, there are many
different features that we can
observe in our animals. Now we
know w...
Let’s start with a venn diagram.
Let’s start with a venn diagram.
Each circle represents an animal.
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog Duck
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog Duck
Has four legs
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog Duck
Has four legs
Has a backbone
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Gives...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog Duck
Has four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Give...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a dog?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Gives...
Now, what are some of the features
of a duck?
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Give...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Give...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has a backbone
Has fur
Give...
Here we have found a common
feature; they both have backbones.
Here we have found a common
feature; they both have backbones.
In a venn diagram, we put any
common features in the sectio...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Here is another common feature.
Let’s place this in the intersection.
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Let’s compare a dog and a duck.
What are some of the features
of a duck?
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth to
livi...
Now we can see what differences and
similarities exist between a dog and a duck.
Dog DuckHas four legs
Has fur
Gives birth...
Now we can see what differences and
similarities exist between a dog and a duck.
We have used data about these animals and...
What other features could we have
included for dogs and ducks?
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This is an example of categorizing two animals and sorting them in a Venn diagram. It is aimed at year 3 students as per the Australian National Curriculum.

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Categorising animals

  1. 1. Categorising Animals As you have seen, there are many different features that we can observe in our animals. Now we know what to look for, we can categorise animals by their features and recognise patterns and similarities between them.
  2. 2. Let’s start with a venn diagram.
  3. 3. Let’s start with a venn diagram. Each circle represents an animal.
  4. 4. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog Duck
  5. 5. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog Duck Has four legs
  6. 6. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog Duck Has four legs Has a backbone
  7. 7. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog DuckHas four legs Has a backbone Has fur
  8. 8. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog DuckHas four legs Has a backbone Has fur Gives birth to living babies
  9. 9. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog Duck Has four legs Has a backbone Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat
  10. 10. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a dog? Dog DuckHas four legs Has a backbone Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air
  11. 11. Now, what are some of the features of a duck?
  12. 12. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has a backbone Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land
  13. 13. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has a backbone Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land Has two legs
  14. 14. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has a backbone Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land Has two legs Has a backbone
  15. 15. Here we have found a common feature; they both have backbones.
  16. 16. Here we have found a common feature; they both have backbones. In a venn diagram, we put any common features in the section of the diagram where the two circles intersect.
  17. 17. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land Has two legs Has a backbone
  18. 18. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land Has two legs Has feathers Has a backbone
  19. 19. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggsHas a backbone
  20. 20. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Eats Meat Breathes air Lives on land Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Eats Meat Has a backbone
  21. 21. Here is another common feature. Let’s place this in the intersection.
  22. 22. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Lives on land Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Has a backbone Eats meat
  23. 23. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Lives on land Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Has a backbone Eats meat Breathes air
  24. 24. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Has a backbone Eats meat Breathes air Lives on land
  25. 25. Let’s compare a dog and a duck. What are some of the features of a duck? Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Has wings Has a backbone Eats meat Breathes air Lives on land
  26. 26. Now we can see what differences and similarities exist between a dog and a duck. Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Has wings Has a backbone Eats meat Breathes air Lives on land
  27. 27. Now we can see what differences and similarities exist between a dog and a duck. We have used data about these animals and organised them so they can be compared. Dog DuckHas four legs Has fur Gives birth to living babies Has two legs Has feathers Lays eggs Has wings Has a backbone Eats meat Breathes air Lives on land
  28. 28. What other features could we have included for dogs and ducks?
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