Did you know that National "Take a Hike" Day is celebrated in America on November 17th of every year?

The woods in your school backyard or the nearby nature reserve can be the best science classroom for your students. The study of animal classification can be brought to life by observing the subject matter in its most natural setting, in nature itself. So why not bring the whole class for a fun hike in the woods and participate in a scientific wildlife survey of the area?

This fun printable worksheet encourages young children and students to find out about the local ecology and wildlife.

Let's get started!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils.

In this activity, your child will learn about animal classifications, participate in a simple animal classification survey and put together a bar graph to showcase the data collected.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about animal classification and how to identify them.
  • Learn about simple data collection, visualisation and putting together a bar graph.
  • Improve their understanding of wildlife distribution in a specific area.

Let's start!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about animal classification. Here's a fun music video about animal classifications:

Here's a video detailing one of the world's most unusual animals... the platypus, the animal which has features that resemble mammals, birds and reptiles:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable data and observation challenge consists of 2 worksheets for children and students to (1) observe and mark down data about wildlife in a specific area based on their animal groups and (2) one to chart a bar graph based on the data collected.

Enjoy the hike!

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