Oct 24, 2013

It's a Bug's Life - who is who?

We are continuing to immerse ourselves in Exciting information as we learn about mini-beasts and confirm or correct our prior ideas or knowledge about animals such as insects (arthropods) and spiders (arachnids)...

FIND OUT ABOUT ANIMAL GROUPS - Remember our goal is to recognise that mini-beasts can be grouped in different ways such as insects, arachnids, molluscs.

Classification (or grouping) of animals is the way that scientists can tell animals apart - different animal groups have different features...

The two main groups of animals are vertebrates (those that have backbones) and invertebrates (animals that have no backbone - this is where you will find the groups of insects, arachnids, crustaceans and molluscs.

This cartoon video from BrainPopJr is a good introduction to the main animal groups.

This WhereInCityKids webite has a great explanation about the different classes of animals - read and find out about the arthropods!

The Kidzone website also explains each of the main classifications for animals - it has a lot of info about the arthropods too!

Here is an interactive from the Scholastic website.

This video talks about the different groups (or classes) of living things:

Spiders are arachnids - this is different to the insects! - Find out how they are different!

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