Classification of Vertebrates and Invertebrates


All students will use classification systems to describe groups of living things; compare and contrast differences in the life cycles of living things; investigate and explain how living things obtain and use energy; and analyze how parts of living things are adapted to carry out specific functions.  

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• All vertebrates including humans have skeletons that allow us to perform important activities.
Our spine provides a strong, flexible frame that holds the rest of the skeleton together.
. Each type of invertebrate has specific body parts and abilities that enable it to survive.
Invertebrate species are necessary parts of the ecosystems in which they live.
Identify the two main groups (vertebrates & invertebrates) -Describe how vertebrates and invertebrates differ.
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