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The Classes of Chordata Activity

This material introduces the Child to the concept of classifying animals into kingdoms and phyla.  This activity is aligned to the Montessori zoological curriculum.

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The Classes of Chordata Activity is an extension of the Vertebrate activity.  This activity provides a more in-depth look at the 5 classes of vertebrate animals in the Chordata range, by adding definition cards and a booklet that summarizes the full activity in one.

Features of the Classes of Chordata Activity:

  • the direct objective of this material: to introduce the Child to the concept of animal classification
  • indirect objective:  for the Child to understand the difference between the classes of chordata
  • a booklet summarizes all the information collated in the classified cards and definition cards
  • this activity is aligned to the Montessori zoological curriculum

Contents of the Classes of Chordata Activity

  • 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 one of the five classes of vertebrate families known as the Chordata
    • they all have a backbone, this classifies them under the same family, known as vertebrates
  • to enable the guide to present the work to the Child in the form of a ‘frieze’
  • the booklet acts as an overview of each chordata, with brilliant images and definitions to explain their characteristics
  • 5 sets of colour coordinated 3-part cards.  Each set contains a control, a mute and label card
  • 5 sets of definition cards, 1 card is complete and the 2nd card has a redacted word that the Child must answer on a separate page
  • the contents are sold in a transparent plastic envelope – 18 x 12.5 x 0.5 cm / (7″ x 5″ x 2″)
  • 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

Activities for the Chordata set

  • 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

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

Additional information

Weight 0.06 kg
Dimensions 18 × 13 × 1 cm


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