CLASSIFICATION

The Animal Kingdom The Animal Kingdom
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PICTURE & MATCHING CARDS
Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates 3, 13
Vertebrates
mammal 4, 14, 16
fish 5, 14, 17
amphibian 6, 15, 17
reptile 7, 15, 18
bird 8, 16, 18
Invertebrates 9
arthropod 10, 19
mollusk 10, 19
annelid 11, 20
echinoderm 11, 20
cnidarian 12, 21
porifera 12, 21
INDEX CARDS, CHARTS, VOCABULARY,
WORKSHEETS, HANDWRITING PRACTICE
PAGES, LINKS, ANSWER KEY
Index Cards 22
Classification Charts 31
Vocabulary
Vocabulary Definition Cards 35
Vocabulary Worksheets 39
Handwriting Practice Pages
Manuscript 42, 45
D'Nealian 43, 52
Cursive 44, 59
Links 65
Vocabulary Answer Key 65
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invertebrate
The animal kingdom is divided into two
groups. Animals without backbones are
called invertebrates. They are classified
(divided) into six different groups or phylum.
vertebrate
The animal kingdom is divided into two
groups. Animals with backbones are called
vertebrates. They are classified (divided) into
five different groups or phylum.
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mammal
All mammals are alike in five ways:
1. The young drink milk from their mothers.
2. Parents care for their young.
3. They have hair or fur.
4. They breathe air through their lungs.
5. They are warm-blooded.
mammal
Most mammals are born alive, not hatched
from eggs, and are cared for by their parents.
Mammals are warm-blooded, which means
that their body temperature remains the
same no matter that the outside temperature
is. Examples of mammals are moose, mice,
bats, whales, and humans.
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vertebrates invertebrates
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fish mammals
vertebrate
The animal kingdom is divided into two groups.
Animals with backbones are called vertebrates.
They are classified (divided) into five different
groups or phylum.
invertebrate
The animal kingdom is divided into two groups.
Animals without backbones are called
invertebrates. They are classified (divided) into
six different groups or phylum.
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mammal
Most mammals are born alive, not hatched from
eggs, and are cared for by their parents.
Mammals are warm-blooded, which means that
their body temperature remains the same no
matter that the outside temperature is.
Examples of mammals are moose, mice, bats,
whales, and humans.
mammal
All mammals are alike in five ways:
1. The young drink milk from their mothers.
2. Parents care for their young.
3. They have hair or fur.
4. They breathe air through their lungs.
5. They are warm-blooded.
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Animal Vocabulary (page 1 of 4)
camouflage: Protective coloring that makes an
animal hard to see in its surroundings is camouflage.
Some animals, such as rabbits, change fur color from
brown in the summer to white in the winter for better
camouflage.
canine teeth: Canine teeth are the long, pointy
teeth that carnivores have for ripping and tearing
flesh.
carnivore: An animal that hunts and eats mainly
meat for food. Carnivores have a pair of long, sharp
teeth for tearing and ripping flesh called canine
teeth. Examples are tigers, cheetahs, and foxes.
cold-blooded: When the temperature of an animal's
body is the same as the temperature outside, the
animal is cold-blooded. When it is hot outside, the
animal's temperature is hot and when it is cold
outside, the animal's temperature is cold. Examples
of cold-blooded animals are fish, amphibians, and
reptiles.
exoskeleton: An exoskeleton is a “skeleton on the
outside.” Insects have exoskeletons and this is what
makes that crunching sound when you step on a
beetle or ant.
Classification Vocabulary (page 1 of 3)
amphibian: Vertebrates that spend the first part of
their life in the water, then on land. Amphibians lay
their eggs in water. When the eggs hatch, the
babies breathe air through their gills, then develop
lungs as they grow. They do not look like their
parents until they grow. The word amphibian means
“living a double life.” Some examples of amphibians
are frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians.
annelid: segmented worms which include
earthworms, leeches, lugworms, clam worms,
bristleworms, fire worms, and sea mice. Annelids are
invertebrates.
arthropod: Invertebrates with segmented bodies,
jointed limbs, and an exoskeleton. The arthropod
phyla includes insects, arachnids (spiders),
crustaceans (lobsters, crab, shrimp), and myriapoda
(centipedes and millipedes), among others.
bird: A vertebrate that has feathers and wings,
hatch from eggs, are cared for by their parents,
have two legs, and a beak or a bill. Some examples
of birds are flamingos, ducks, owls, penguins, and
woodpeckers.
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bird fish
mammal reptile
annelid mollusk
porifera arthropod
amphibian cnidarian
echinoderm invertebrate
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Animals with backbones are divided into 5
groups:
1. mammals
2. fish
3. amphibians
4. reptiles
5. birds
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LINKS
Interactive Sites:
Game - Classification
Game - Classifying Critters
Game - Animals of the World
Quiz - Animal Kingdom
Webquest - Classes of Vertebrate Animals
Lesson Plans:
Jungle Walk.com Animal Lesson Plans
Everything ESL Classification Lesson Plan
Pember Museum Mini Lesson
3rd Grade Vertebrate Lesson Plan
JungleWalk.com Animal Class Lesson Plan K-2
Classification Lesson Plan
Printables:
Classification Tree Printable Diagram
Enchanted Learning Invertebrate Print-Outs
Enchanted Learning Vertebrate Print-Outs
Reference and Research:
Animal Diversity Web
Kidport Reference Library
Yahoo Kids
Animal Bytes
Animal Classification with Quiz
Classification of Plants & Animals
Pictures & Info on the Kingdoms
Animal Classification
Cliff's Notes Animals Invertebrate & Vertebrate
Animal Phyla Pictures
VOCABULARY ANSWER KEY
ANIMAL
VOCAB
1. E
2. G
3. J
4. N
5. K
6. B
7. I
8. A
9. L
10. M
11. O
12. C
13. H
14. F
15. D
CLASS
VOCAB
1. F
2. I
3. D
4. K
5. M
6. B
7. E
8. L
9. H
10. A
11. J
12. C
13. G
MATCH
1. I
2. E
3. A
4. G
5. K
6. B
7. C
8. J
9. F
10. D
11. H

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