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Classification Of Animals Classification Of Animals Presentation Transcript

  • Classification of Animals By: Kellie Wood Click on the animals to begin!
  • Menu Vertebrates VS. Invertebrates Vertebrate Animals Invertebrate Animals Conclusion &References
  • Vertebrates VS. Invertebrates • Vertebrate animals • Invertebrate animals do not have a back bone. have a back bone. • There are five • There many types of classifications of invertebrates. The most vertebrates: Fish, common include: the Amphibians, Reptiles, protozoa, Birds, & Mammals. annelids, echinoderms, • These animals have a brain mollusks and arthropods. enclosed in a cranium, a • These animals are closed circulatory system, multicellular. and a heart divided into two, Their cells work together to three, or four chambers. help the animal survive. • Most invertebrates are symmetrical, with the exception of sponges & some coral Click on arrow
  • Interesting Facts on Vertebrates & Invertebrates • Overall there is an estimated 3-30 million species of animals • Invertebrates include 97% of all known species whereas vertebrates include 3% • Invertebrates were the first animals to evolve. • Insects are the largest group of invertebrates. • Fish easily outnumber all other vertebrates.
  • TRUE OR FALSE????? 1. There are 4 classifications of vertebrates. TRUE / FALSE 2. Most invertebrates are symmetrical. TRUE / FALSE 3. There are more vertebrate species in the world than there are invertebrate species. TRUE / FALSE 4. Invertebrates were the first animals to evolve. TRUE / FALSE Click the house!
  • Vertebrate Animals • Fish: The Hammerhead Shark is a type of fish. - They have skin and breathe through their gills. - They are cold blooded. - Size: 13- 20 feet long, 500-1,000 pounds. - Interesting fact: Sharks are immune to cancer. • Amphibians: The Poison Arrow Frog - They have moist skin and breathe through their lungs. - They are cold blooded. - They lay eggs - Size: extremely small: usually ½ inch long - Interesting fact: Poison Arrow Frogs live in the rainforest and are the most poisonous animals in the world.
  • • Reptiles: The American Crocodile - Crocodiles have scales and breathe with their lungs. - They lay eggs and experience a live birth. - Size: Adults are 7-15 feet long and weigh 150-450 pounds. - Interesting fact: Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper. • Birds: The Hummingbird - Hummingbirds have feathers and breathe with their lungs. - They are warm blooded. - They are the smallest bird in the world. - Interesting fact: Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards. • Mammals: The Blue Whale - The Blue Whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth. - They breathe through their blowholes. - A new born is 20-26 feet long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds. - Interesting fact: Blue Whales are the loudest living animal. Their sound can be heard as far away as 530 miles.
  • TRUE OR FALSE??? 1. Mammals are the only classified vertebrate that produces milk for their young. TRUE / FALSE 2. A turtle is classified as an amphibian. TRUE / FALSE 3. Reptiles are cold blooded. TRUE / FALSE 4. Reptiles can lay eggs and also give birth to their young. TRUE / FALSE
  • Invertebrate Animals • Protozoa: The Paramecium - Paramecium can be found in ponds with scum. - It is covered with cilia, which are tiny little hairs that help it move. - The Paramecium eats tiny algae and plants. - Interesting fact: The Paramecium can move in all directions. • Annelids: The Earthworm - Earthworms do not have eyes, but have light-sensitive cells throughout their outer skin. - They can grow anywhere between 90-300 millimeters long. - They have the ability to replace or replicate lost segments. - Interesting fact: In one acre of land, it is likely that there will be more than a million earthworms.
  • • Echinoderms: The Starfish (Sea Star) - Starfish are spiny, hard-skinned, and live on the rocky sea floor. - They move very slowly along the ocean floor. - Starfish eat clams, oysters, coral, and fish. - Interesting fact: A starfish can turn its stomach inside out. • Mollusks: The Octopus - The Octopus has 8 tentacles & each one has 2 rows of suction cups. - They eat small crabs, scallops, snails, fish, and shrimp. - The Octopus lives on the ocean floor. - Interesting fact: The pupil of an octopus’ eye is rectangular. • Arthropods: The Shrimp - Shrimp are small crustaceans that live on the floor of oceans & lakes. - They have a tough exoskeleton. - Shrimp have 5 pairs of jointed walking legs, 5 pairs of swimming legs, and 3 pairs of maxillae. - Interesting fact: Shrimp’s hearts are in their heads. • Sponges are another type of an invertebrate animal. They cannot move and live on the ocean floor. They obtain food & oxygen through the flowing water.
  • TRUE OR FALSE?? 1. Crustaceans are classified under Arthropods. TRUE / FALSE 2. Squids are a type of Mollusk. TRUE / FALSE 3. An exoskeleton means that an animal has a back bone. TRUE / FALSE 4. Cilia are tiny hairs that help a Paramecium move. TRUE / FALSE
  • Conclusion I found this project very beneficial. I had never made a Non-linear PowerPoint until this class. I enjoyed learning new techniques on PowerPoint that can help me in the future as an educator. While researching I came across some great websites! is such a great website for elementary students to learn more about nature, history, just about everything! I will keep this in mind for when I am a teacher and looking for worksheets or other activities. Overall I had a great experience with this project! I love animals so I thought this would be the perfect topic for me! References • Enchanted learning: biology. (1996-2007). Retrieved January 24, 2010, from • Fun science facts you didn't know. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2010, from • Klappenbach, L. (n.d.). A Guide to vertebrates and invertebrates. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from
  • CORRECT!! You know your animals!  Click this star! 
  • INCORRECT!! I’m sorry, try again! Click the face!