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ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION

Table Of Contents

Vertebrates and Invertebrates Page 4

Mammals Page 6

Fish Page 7

Amphibians Page 8

Reptiles Page 9

Birds Page 10

Invertebrates Page 11

Quiz Page 13

Vocabulary Words Page 17

Vocabulary Quiz Page 19

Animal Report Form Page 20

Teacher Pages Page 21


(extension activities, links, answer keys)

Extra Tracing Sheets Page 24

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The animal world is divided into two groups. Animals with backbones are called
vertebrates. Animals without backbones are called invertebrates.

Vertebrates Invertebrates

Vertebrates are classified (divided) into five different groups or classes:

mammals fish amphibians reptiles birds

Invertebrates are classified into six groups:

sponges hollow-bodied worms mollusks spiny-skinned insects

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The animal world is divided into two
groups.

Animals with backbones are called


vertebrates.

Animals without backbones are called


invertebrates.

Animals with backbones are divided


into 5 groups:

1. mammals
2. fish
3. amphibians
4. reptiles
5. birds
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QUIZ

1. Animals that have backbones are called:

a. invertebrates
b. vertebrates
c. mammals
d. amphibians

2. Reptiles have _____ skin.

a. dry, scaly
b. wet, moist
c. furry

3. A mammal's body is covered with:

a. hair or fur
b. scales
c. feathers

4. A snail is a(n) _____ because it has a soft body with a protective shell, but
no backbone .

a. fish
b. vertebrate
c. invertebrate

5. These groups of animals all lay eggs:

a. fish, birds, mammals, and reptiles


b. fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians
c. fish, birds, and reptiles

6. Fish are covered with:

a. gills
b. scales

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