Thursday, 19 May 2016

Learn About the Characteristics of Different Animal Groups

Animals are classified into two big groups - invertebrates and vertebrates.


This invertebrate song will help you learn about the characteristics of invertebrates.


Sing a song about vertebrates to learn about this large group of animals.

What are the most important characteristics of amphibians?  What makes an animal an amphibian?  

What are the characteristics mammals have in common?  What makes an animal a mammal?

View this video to find out about the main characteristics used to classify vertebrates as mammals.

Sing a song about mammals.

Check out this Mammals link to find out what makes an animal a mammal, where they live and the different types of mammals.

You can read further facts about mammals here.

To identify an animal as a mammal, it has to have these characteristics.

What are the characteristics all birds have in common?  What makes an animal a bird?

What are the characteristics of reptiles that we should know about so we can recognise them and compare them with other groups of animals?

Learn about the characteristics of fish so that you can recognise them and differentiate them from other animals.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback, Yili, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Our young scientists will enjoy reading about the different subgroups within the Kingdom of Animalia and learning about the characteristics to help them to classify animals and talk about them.