Life Science: Animals Part 1
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Life Science - Animals ppt
Features of Animals ppt.
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Life Science
Animals-Part 1 of 2
1. Animals can be classified as simple animals or complex animals.
2. A simple animal has very few cells that up make their body. The body is made of few parts Example: sponge or worm
3. Many animals we know are complex animals; they are made up of many parts.
4. Animals can be divided into two groups based on the structures that support their bodies: vertebrates and invertebrates.
5. Vertebrates are animals with a backbone. Examples: birds snakes, bats, and humans
a. A bat is considered a mammal because vertebrates, have fur body coverings, give birth to live young, and nurse or feed their young with milk made by the mother.
6. Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. An outer covering, such as a shell, usually supports the body of an invertebrate.
7. Arthropods are the largest group of invertebrates. Examples: ants, spiders, and crabs.
8. All animals become adults resembling their parents, and produce young of their own.
9. Animals grow and develop in many ways. Insects such as butterflies lay eggs. The eggs hatch into caterpillars. The caterpillar grows and sheds its skin several times. The last time it sheds it seals itself inside a tough shell, or chrysalis. Finally an adult butterfly breaks out of the chrysalis.
Another animal that goes through metamorphisms is a frog.
10. An environment is everything that surrounds and affects an animal, including living and nonliving things
REMEMBER: An ecosystem is groups of living things and the environment they live in and habit is an environment that meets the needs of an organism.
11. There are five basic needs of animals: climate, oxygen, food, water, and shelter.
12. Climate is the average temperature and rainfall of an area over many years.
13. Animals have adaptations to meet their needs in different environments/ecosystems.
Ex: Animals who can survive with very little water can live in a dry climate. In an wet and warm ecosystem such as a rainforest, monkeys and birds live in the trees.
14. Oxygen is one of the many gases in air. Many land animals get oxygen from breathing in air. Fish get oxygen from the water around them.
15. Food provides animals with the energy and material they need to live and grow.
16. Different animals need different kinds of food. Ex: Zebras and rhinos are plant eaters; while lions and leopards feed on meat provided by other animals.
17. Animals get the water they need for survival from ponds, lakes, streams, and puddles. Others get moisture from the food they eat or as the body produces water as food is digested.
18. Some animals require more water than others. They lose water from sweating, panting, or other means.
19. Animals need shelter so they can protect themselves from other animals or from the weather.
20. Where might a squirrel get food, water, and shelter and how would this be different from a lion?
a. Food: nuts, seeds, berries from trees
b. Water-puddles, water from foods, bird baths
c. Shelter-hollows in trees or nest in trees

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