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Book 55: Mammals: Investigating a Group of Animals

Levels: 3-4
Contextual strands: Living world icon. Living world


Mammals are the animals that are most familiar to many children. The wide cross-section of mammal forms and lifestyles provides an opportunity to show clear differences and similarities between different groups of mammals and for children to understand how these groups are related.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Mammals: Investigating a Group of Animals and the level 1–2 companion book, Is This an Animal? Book 39.

PDF icon. Read the concept overview (PDF 67 KB)

Links with other titles in the series

This book is aimed at levels 3–4. It builds on the concepts of animal classification introduced in Book 39: Is This an Animal? (L1–4, Living World).

Other books that explore classification systems are:

Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.