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Copy of Vertebrates & Invertebrates

Learning about the characteristics and living environments of animals that are vertebrates and invertebrates.

Melissa Letney

on 30 January 2013

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Let's take a journey... Vertebrates & Invertebrates What is a vertebrate? A vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone. Less than 10% of animals are vertebrates. What is an invertebrate? An invertebrate is an animal that does not have a backbone. About 90% of animals are invertebrates. What kind of animals are invertebrates? Let's learn a little more... What kinds of animals are vertebrates? Classifying Animals Types of vertebrates:
-Mammals Fish:
-Backbones made of cartilage
-Live in water Amphibians: -Frogs, toads, salamanders
-Live on land or in water Birds: -Warm-blooded
-Only vertebrates with feathers
-Hollow/light bones Reptiles: -Snakes, turtles, alligators, crocodiles, & lizards
-Most lay eggs Mammals: -Warm-blooded
-Most advanced vertebrates
-Most have body hair
-Humans are mammals Types of invertebrates: -Worms
-Sponges Worms: -Many different kinds
-Live in all sorts of places
-Flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, & rotifers Arthropods: -Largest/most diverse animal group
-Segmented body/hard external skeleton
-Insects, arachnids, centipedes, crustaceans Mollusks: -Soft-body animals; sometime have a hard shell
-Slug, snail, octopus, clam Sponges: -Live in water
-Do not move from place to place
-Filter tiny organisms out of water for food Echinoderms: -Star fish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers
-Live in seawater
-Have external skeletons Let's test what you've learned: http://www.teachersdomain.org/asset/lsps07_int_animalclass/ http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Nov201045/game1289272739.php
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