Identify Animal Structures and Function

Published on September 6, 2022 by

In this video, the students will learn about animal adaptations and identification of animals on the basis of structures. The presence or absence of spine is one way to identify animals. Animals that have spines are called vertebrates. Vertebrate animals include mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish. However, the most abundant species of animals on Earth don’t have spines and are known as invertebrates. Some of the examples of invertebrate animals include centipede, jellyfish, and octopus. Spine or not, animals also have other features called adaptations. As an adaptation for living in the hot deserts, reptiles are cold blooded. Similarly, birds that live in habitats with tall trees have the ability to fly high. These adaptations help them survive in their environment.

This video satisfies the 4-LS1-1 requirement of fourth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction.

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