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Traci in Japan
05-24-2007, 01:53 AM
I'm not sure where to post this. I see that the fold and learns for B4 have classification cards, but I was wondering if there were plans to produce the cards separately. There are many books we have done, and others we wish to do in the near future, which do not have fold and learns as yet.

I am sure that you have considered all the options, but I wanted to let you know that this is one product i would be happy to be able to purchase as a set. Digital is especially appropriate for us.

Thanks

Katie
05-24-2007, 08:24 AM
Homeschool Share offers animal classification cards. I've added a link to their Vol. 2 cards: http://www.homeschoolshare.com/documents/AClassV2.pdf. Just search their site for more!

ETA: Oops ~ I didn't realize I was on the BFIAR board when I posted that. But, perhaps they DO have BFIAR cards at that site ~ hope so!

Oh, just checked it out, and they DO!!! http://www.homeschoolshare.com/B4FIARACC.htm

Traci in Japan
05-28-2007, 01:35 AM
Thankyou for the replies. The cards are great, so thank you to the person who produced and shared them, and to those who run the site that they are posted to.

April in PA
05-28-2007, 08:35 AM
These cards are beautiful! We didn't do the animal classification cards the first time around with B4, and now I'm so excited to do them with my younger dd!!!

Sue in MN
05-31-2007, 10:33 AM
Homeschool share's card for dolphins says that dolphins are whales with teeth.:eek:

Traci in Japan
05-31-2007, 06:21 PM
We were at the aquarium last week, and they said they classify dolphins and whale based on size. Once over a certain size, they are called whales. Otherwise, they are the same animals.

Celia
05-31-2007, 07:57 PM
Homeschool share's card for dolphins says that dolphins are whales with teeth.:eek:

:yes:

Isn't it fun, what you get to learn right along with the kids? Even when Elizabeth was in Kindergarten and we were first starting FIAR, I would tell people I'm learning right along with her! :D

Besides Wiki and Enchanted Learning, which also say dolphins are whales, here's a couple other places:


http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/cetacea/cetacean.html
Modern whales may be divided into two subgroups: the /Odontoceti/ (toothed whales) and the /Mysticeti/ (baleen whales). Odontocetes bear teeth typically numerous and peglike, although sometimes modified, as in the single tusk of the narwhal or the odd, fanglike lower teeth of the beaked whales. Many odontocetes can navigate by /echolocation/, producing sound waves using a complex system of nasal sacs and passages, and using the echoes to navigate. Dolphins and porpoises are examples of odontocetes, as are belugas, narwhals, killer whales, sperm whales, and beaked whales.


http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep6i.htm
Dolphins are really small, toothed whales! There are 33 species of ocean dolphins, including the bottle-nosed dolphin, the spinner dolphin, the killer whale, the pilot whale and the common dolphin. Most dolphins live in the ocean, but there are five species of river dolphins that live in fresh water. They are all mammals. They bear live young and feed them milk. They have lungs and breathe air. They have fur - well, really whiskers - right after they are born. They lose the whiskers as they grow older. Dolphins have cone-shaped teeth. Most of the dolphin's diet is made up of fish and squid.

Kelli in VA
05-31-2007, 10:15 PM
Hi guys,
I know some of you wonderful ladies on here help with the HSS site and will hopefully pass this info on. Me being my usually picky self have noticed a few of the cards pictures don't match with the name it is labeled for,
for instance:
the lamb is really a picture of a baby goat, the squirrel picture looks more like a chipmunk, and the oppossum picture doesn't look a thing like an oppossum(the animal in the picture has a bushy tail?). If I am stepping on any toes I am sorry I just don't want to confuse my kiddos. I know how hard it can be to find clip art that matches so if this is all you have found to match, I understand, and they are pretty close to matching! I have yet to look at the FIAR cards. Anyway thanks and hope this is somewhat helpful? :unsure:

Tricia O
05-31-2007, 11:27 PM
Kelly, there really is a possum called a brushtail possum (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/wildlife/mammals/l_btposs.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/wildlife/mammals/btposs.html&h=359&w=466&sz=50&hl=en&start=16&tbnid=RuaY0SU0rIdUhM:&tbnh=99&tbnw=128&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpossum%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3D en). I've only ever seen the other kind around here though. The other two I do agree look more like a goat and a chipmunk though (although I've not seen either in person so I could be wrong).

Sue in MN
06-01-2007, 12:46 AM
We were at the aquarium last week, and they said they classify dolphins and whale based on size. Once over a certain size, they are called whales. Otherwise, they are the same animals.

:hi: Very interesting point. I had never heard that before. I very rarely listen to what they say at the aquarium anymore because I got tired of hearing about the"fact" that dolphins used to walk on land millions of years ago and other such "facts" of evolution.:eek:

ami*
06-01-2007, 06:21 AM
Hi guys,
Me being my usually picky self have noticed a few of the cards pictures don't match with the name it is labeled for,
for instance:
the lamb is really a picture of a baby goat, the squirrel picture looks more like a chipmunk :hi:

Thanks so much for pointing the lamb out; I had fixed that in September, but never uploaded it! It should be fixed now (you may have to refresh your page).

You are right about one of the squirrel cards; I will fix that one as soon as I upload my fonts back on to my computer. My friend just took some great squirrel pictures! :) However, Fun with Nature (pg. 174) states, "It may surprise you that chipmunks are also ground squirrels." So, at least it's not as bad as a baby goat being passed off for a sheep. :lol:

I have found TONS of new free picture sources who have granted permission for me to use their images, so pictures aren't a problem at all.

If anyone sees any other discrepancies, I ask that you please send me an e-mail or PM so that we don't have to take up the FIAR message board space to discuss this anymore. Thanks! :)

Sue in MN
06-05-2007, 11:30 AM
I have Jeannie Fulbright's book Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day so I looked up dolphins and whales. I get it now. It doesn't mean that a dolphin will get bigger and grow up to be a whale as we generally think of a whale. It means that whales and dolphins are in the same "group" called whales. So they aren't the same thing but they are the same thing KWIM. It's like dogs and cats are both mammals but they aren't the same thing.