Primary School Resources

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Whale and Dolphin Body Parts

  • to develop understanding about the unique body parts of whales and dolphins
  • to know and use the correct terminology for these body parts
  • to use literacy and thinking skills to complete this work

Before using this activity the cards need to be cut up so that there is a set of body part names and a set of body part descriptions for each group.


In groups children should read all the cards.
The cards should be matched, so that each body part name goes with a description.
An extension could be to sort each body part into 3 groups - belonging to a whale, belonging to a dolphin or belonging to both.
A possible follow up could be to draw and label the parts on sketches of whales or

Whale and Dolphin Body Parts Cards (146KB)

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Whale and Dolphin Body Part Descriptions (150KB)

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