S5L1 Students will classify organisms into groups and relate how they determined the groups with how and why scientists use classification.
a. Demonstrate how animals are sorted into groups (vertebrate and invertebrate) and how vertebrates are sorted into groups (fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal).
Here are some research links that may be useful for research projects on animals and their classification.
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Netrekker.com National Geographic Kids
Vertebrates and Invertebrates
A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone and aninvertebrate is an animal without a backbone. The most common type of invertebrate are the millions of insects that crawl, fly and swarm around the globe. There are also many invertebrates that live in the ocean, such as jellyfish, sea urchins and more. You can visit StudyJams to view aninvertebrate slideshow and their vertebrate slideshow. Both links allow you to take a quiz to show what you have learned.