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  • 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.

    Download the Word file (see link below) 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.

    Related content

    Find out more about these two lizard species in the article Native skinks and geckos ​​​​​​.

    Explore New Zealand’s unique reptiles and amphibians​​​​​​ in this interactive.

    Useful link

    Visit the Department of Conservation website to download a factsheet about skinks and geckos.

      Published 18 January 2010, Updated 14 May 2020 Referencing Hub articles
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