Covers the nine classes of vertebrates and their distinguishing traits.
While a little whimsical, this fun video has a fish, frog, tortoise, bird, and lion "talk" about their characteristics. Can you recognize what the distinguishing traits are for these classes of vertebrates?
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Vertebrate Classification.
To increase reading comprehension, activate prior knowledge, develop collaboration and communication with peers, and determine how key vocabulary words relate to one another using Text Scan.
To use a memory aid to help students remember ordered events or sequences using Mnemonics.
Looks at ostriches as a vehicle to study birds, their adaptations, and evolution.
Uses unique deep-sea fish species to address fish biology, evolution, and ecology.
Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Vertebrate Classification.