montessori zoology invertebrates parts of the sponge anatomy 5 part cards and booklet

Montessori Materials for Parts of the Sponge Lesson

Once the child has learned about the different types of invertebrates, particularly the Sponges, they might be interested in learning about the parts of the sponge.

Sponges are called “sessile” animals, which means that they do not move around. They feed by filtering tiny organisms and organic particles of food out of large volumes of water that they pump through their bodies.

Before learning about their parts, have the child observe an actual sea sponge or photos to help them have a more concrete grasp on the subject.

Materials to Support Learning the Parts of the Sponge

Ocean Anatomy Book

This includes lots of interesting information about invertebrates. Watch the flip through here.

Sea Sponges

These sea sponges are reusable, “sustainably and responsibly harvested from renewable resources.”


You can also provide printable materials to support this learning and help the child know the different parts of the sponge.

Printable Activities to Learn the Parts of the Sponge

1. Montessori Zoology 5-Part Nomenclature Cards

The Parts of a Sponge Activity helps kids read better and learn the right names for animal parts, which helps them learn more words.

This learning material have a dull green border around each card and include a set of cards with 5 parts including the definitions and a booklet with descriptions about each part of the sponge. This is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6.

Zoology Nomenclature Cards are unique to Montessori classrooms and provide an engaging alternative to textbooks and worksheets. They are a beautiful resource that encourages children to learn concepts, rather than rush through to “finish” a worksheet.

2. Control Chart and Fill-in Posters

After learning the individual parts of the sponge, display the wall chart and invite the child to make her own wall chart of the parts of the sponge with these printable poster sheets of 3 different charts:

  • With color and label
  • Without color, with label
  • Without color, without label

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3. Montessori Zoology Definitions Booklets

montessori zoology invertebrates parts of the sponge anatomy 5 part cards and booklet
montessori zoology invertebrates parts of the sponge anatomy 5 part cards and booklet

For further work on the Sponges, you can introduce another animal in the class and study the different parts with nomenclature cards as well.

  • Match pictures with labels.
  • Create pictures, labels, and definitions.
  • Create a booklet of animal parts nomenclature.
  • Create a wall chart of animal parts nomenclature.
  • Repeat the same procedure for other animals in the class.

Explore Other Parts of Invertebrates

Explore Other Parts of Vertebrates

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