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       Classification?



 Animals are separated into
 groups or categories so that
 they are more easily studied
 and discussed by scientists
 and others.
 Mammals
 Fish
 Birds
 Reptiles
 Amphibians
Mammals
Characteristics:
 Have teeth
 Have hair
 Are warm blooded
 Have a single jaw bone
 Have inner ear bones
 Produce milk for their young
Mammals
 Mammals    have larger brains and
  seem to be the most capable lear
  ners.
 All mammalian mothers nourish
  their babies with milk.
Fish
Characteristics:
 Are cold-blooded vertebrate
  (backbone)
 Live in water
 Usually have paired fins, gills, and
  scales
Fish
 Mostfish lay large numbers of
 eggs, but some have live birth.
 Most  fish breathe by drawing
 water over four or five pairs of
 gills.
Amphibians
Characteristics:
 Are  cold-blooded vertebrate
  (backbone)
 Lay their eggs in water
 Lack any skin coverings such as
  fur, scales or feathers
Amphibians
 Young   amphibians tend to resemble s
  mall fish.
 Amphibian means "two lives," a refere
  nce to the change that frogs go throu
  gh as they move from egg to tadpole t
  o frog.
 Even as adults, most frogs and other
  amphibians must stay close to water.
Birds
Characteristics:
 Have   feathers
 Lay eggs
 Have bodies specially adapted for
  flight
 Have a beak rather than teeth
     Birds
 Their nearly hollow bones
  provide lightweight strength.
 Birds now live almost
  everywhere on Earth.
Reptiles
Characteristics:
 Have scales
 Lay leathery eggs on land
 Are often called cold-blooded
  because they can't regulate their
  own body temperature
Reptiles
 Reptiles  do not use energy to fuel
  internal "furnaces"
 Although reptiles breathe through
  lungs, some reptiles can also
  absorb oxygen in water through
  their mouth.

Resources
 Quia Classification Quiz
 Charts: Animal
  classification, Fish, Bird,
  Amphibian, Animals,
 The Animal Kingdom
Resources
 http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/
 http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/vertebrates.htm
 http://www.edhelper.com/AnimalReadingComprehension_1_1.html
 http://www.edhelper.com/animals.htm
 http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
 http://anthro.palomar.edu/animal/links.htm
 http://www.dowslane.org/reptile.html
 http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/index.htm
 http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/critters/critters.html
 http://www.quia.com/servlets/quia.activities.common.ActivityPlayer?AP_rand
 =785616651&AP_activityType=14&AP_urlId=1130&AP_continuePlay=true&i
 d=1130

								
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