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The Chordata Frieze

This material introduces the Child to the concept of classifying animals.  Chordata describe animals with backbones, which are also known as vertebrates.

Original price was: $20.76.Current price is: $19.37.

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Description

The Kingdom of Animals forms part of the Montessori zoology curriculum.  Chordata sit on the classification pyramid, between the Kingdom (Animalia) and the Phylum (family).  Animals classified as Chordata, all have a backbone (vertebrates).  The Chordata Frieze introduces children to vertebrate animals as an activity.  Phylum (family) classifies the Chordata into five different families, fish, birds (aves), reptiles, amphibians, and mammals (including humans).

Features of The Chordata Frieze

  • the direct objective of this material;
    • to introduce the Child to the concept of animal classification
  • indirectly the Child;
    • understands the difference between vertebrate, and invertebrate animals
    • receives an introduction to zoology
    • becomes aware of how important the spine is to animals, and that they differ in position for each group of animals
  • this support material is aligned to the Montessori zoological curriculum

Contents of The Chordata Frieze

  • a control mat, illustrated with an image of each of the 5 phyla – 61 x 17 cm / (24″ x 6.7″)
    • each image clearly displays the skeletal rod (spine or vertebra) in red for each vertebrate family,
    • every vertebra lies in a different shape or position, depending upon the animal
  • 5 images and separate labels of each of the phyla, aves (birds), fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals.  The mat is the control card
  • the mat is folded in a ‘concertina’ method, allowing the guide to display one or two images at a time
  • sold in a transparent plastic envelope – 18 x 12.5 x 0.5 cm / (7″ x 5″ x 2″)

Activities

  • ask the Child to feel her/his own backbone and to describe what it feels like
  • if they are working in a group, ask the children to find a friend.  They must ask their friend for permission, and trace the shape of their spine
  • unfold the frieze and ask the Child to tell you what they notice
  • discuss their answers, and ensure that they noticed the backbone
  • ask the Child/ren what other animals belong to each group
  • once the Child is familiar with the work, you may introduce the set of matching cards and labels
  • only after the Child/ren have reached this point will you move onto the Classes frieze

Are all Chordates vertebrates?  All vertebrates are regarded as chordates. However, not all chordates are vertebrates.

  • Wash separately
  • Use normal washing powder
  • Do not use softener
  • Lukewarm washing temperature
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Normal iron if required
  • No lamination required
  • Non-tear and scratch proof
  • Printed with Eco-friendly inks
  • Easy to clean with a damp cloth

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location

 

Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at info@childrenshouse.co.za

Further Reading and Resources

Chordata Definition – Biology Online

 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.060 kg
Dimensions 18 × 13 × 1 cm

1 review for The Chordata Frieze

  1. Odette2 (verified owner)

    This activity is such great quality. Wonderfully illustrated to show the children what makes vertebrates. I was told that the mat could be washed. Reluctant at first to do this, but it actually works. the print on the mat is still bright and clear. highly recommend.

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1 review for The Chordata Frieze

  1. Odette2 (verified owner)

    This activity is such great quality. Wonderfully illustrated to show the children what makes vertebrates. I was told that the mat could be washed. Reluctant at first to do this, but it actually works. the print on the mat is still bright and clear. highly recommend.

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