Classification
<ul><li>Animals are separated into groups or categories so that they are more easily studied and discussed by scientists a...
<ul><li>Mammals   </li></ul><ul><li>Fish   </li></ul><ul><li>Birds   </li></ul><ul><li>Reptiles   </li></ul><ul><li>Amphib...
Mammals <ul><li>Characteristics:  </li></ul><ul><li>Have teeth   </li></ul><ul><li>Have hair  </li></ul><ul><li>Are warm b...
Mammals <ul><li>Mammals have larger brains and seem to be the most capable learners.  </li></ul><ul><li>All mammalian moth...
Fish <ul><li>Characteristics:   </li></ul><ul><li>Are cold-blooded vertebrate (backbone)  </li></ul><ul><li>Live in water ...
Fish <ul><li>Most fish lay large numbers of eggs, but some have  live birth .  </li></ul><ul><li>Most fish breathe by draw...
Amphibians <ul><li>Characteristics:  </li></ul><ul><li>Are cold-blooded vertebrate (backbone)  </li></ul><ul><li>Lay their...
Amphibians <ul><li>Young amphibians tend to resemble small fish.  </li></ul><ul><li>Amphibian  means &quot;two lives,&quot...
Birds <ul><li>Characteristics:  </li></ul><ul><li>Have feathers  </li></ul><ul><li>Lay eggs  </li></ul><ul><li>Have bodies...
  Birds <ul><li>Their nearly hollow bones provide lightweight strength.  </li></ul><ul><li>Birds now live almost everywher...
<ul><li>Characteristics:  </li></ul><ul><li>Have scales  </li></ul><ul><li>Lay leathery eggs on land  </li></ul><ul><li>Ar...
<ul><li>Reptiles do not use energy to fuel internal &quot;furnaces&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Although reptiles breathe thro...
Resources <ul><li>Quia  Classification Quiz   </li></ul><ul><li>Charts:  Animal classification ,  Fish ,  Bird ,  Amphibia...
Resources http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/   http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/vertebrates.htm   http://www.edhelper.com/Anim...
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  1. 1. Classification
  2. 2. <ul><li>Animals are separated into groups or categories so that they are more easily studied and discussed by scientists and others. </li></ul>Classification?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mammals </li></ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul><ul><li>Birds </li></ul><ul><li>Reptiles </li></ul><ul><li>Amphibians </li></ul>Animal Classification
  4. 4. Mammals <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Have teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Have hair </li></ul><ul><li>Are warm blooded </li></ul><ul><li>Have a single jaw bone </li></ul><ul><li>Have inner ear bones </li></ul><ul><li>Produce milk for their young </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mammals <ul><li>Mammals have larger brains and seem to be the most capable learners.  </li></ul><ul><li>All mammalian mothers nourish  their babies with milk . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fish <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Are cold-blooded vertebrate (backbone) </li></ul><ul><li>Live in water </li></ul><ul><li>Usually have paired fins, gills, and scales </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fish <ul><li>Most fish lay large numbers of eggs, but some have live birth . </li></ul><ul><li>Most fish breathe by drawing water over four or five pairs of gills. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Amphibians <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Are cold-blooded vertebrate (backbone) </li></ul><ul><li>Lay their eggs in water </li></ul><ul><li>Lack any skin coverings such as fur, scales or feathers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Amphibians <ul><li>Young amphibians tend to resemble small fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Amphibian  means &quot;two lives,&quot; a reference to the change that frogs go through as they move from egg to tadpole to frog.  </li></ul><ul><li>Even as adults, most frogs and other amphibians must stay close to water.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Birds <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Have feathers </li></ul><ul><li>Lay eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Have bodies specially adapted for flight </li></ul><ul><li>Have a beak rather than teeth </li></ul>
  11. 11. Birds <ul><li>Their nearly hollow bones provide lightweight strength. </li></ul><ul><li>Birds now live almost everywhere on Earth. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Have scales </li></ul><ul><li>Lay leathery eggs on land </li></ul><ul><li>Are often called cold-blooded because they can't regulate their own body temperature </li></ul>Reptiles
  13. 13. <ul><li>Reptiles do not use energy to fuel internal &quot;furnaces&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Although reptiles breathe through lungs, some reptiles can also absorb oxygen in water through their mouth. </li></ul>Reptiles
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>Quia Classification Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Charts: Animal classification , Fish , Bird , Amphibian , Animals , </li></ul><ul><li>The Animal Kingdom </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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&id=1130
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