In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based Venn diagram to illustrate the key similarities and differences between skinks and geckos.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe the key similarities and differences between skinks and geckos
  • understand how to use a Venn diagram to graphically organise information.

See the interactive Venn diagram.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • discussion questions
  • ideas for extending your students
  • list of features
  • Venn diagram worksheet
  • Skink or gecko? 1
  • Skink or gecko? 2.
 

Useful links

Visit the Department of Conservation website to download a factsheet about skinks and geckos.
www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/reptiles-and-frogs/lizards/

    Published 18 January 2010