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Title: Animal Characteristics


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Animal Characteristics
  • Animals have structures that allow them to grow,
    survive in their environment and reproduce.

I can classify organisms based on their
structures.
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Animal Characteristics
  • Animals are classified (put into groups)
    based on their physical characteristics.

Animals with backbones are called VERTEBRATES.
Vertebrates are divided into five groups.
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mammals
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mammals
  • Are vertebrates
  • Warm blooded
  • Have hair or fur
  • Produce milk for their young

Examples
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amphibians
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amphibians
  • Cold blooded
  • Have smooth, thin skin that helps them breathe
  • Live on land and water

Example
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reptiles
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reptiles
  • Cold blooded
  • Have scales
  • Have lungs
  • Lay eggs

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birds
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birds
  • Are vertebrates
  • Warm blooded
  • Have feathers
  • Lay eggs

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fish
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fish
  • Cold blooded
  • Have scales, gills and fins
  • Lay eggs

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Invertebrates
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What are some invertebrates?
  • Mollusks
  • Clams, oysters, snails, octopuses, squid
  • Arthropods
  • Spiders, insects, crabs, lobster
  • Annelids
  • Earthworms, clamworms, leeches
  • Echinoderms
  • Sea star, sea urchins, sand dollars

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Animal Characteristics
  • Animals are classified (put into groups)
    based on their characteristics.
  • Vertebrates are divided into five groups.
  • Mammals
  • Fish
  • Bird
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
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