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Week Beginning 15.06.20

Invertebrates

 

Last week we looked at vertebrates, that is animals which have a backbone. This week, our focus will be on invertebrates ( in + vertebrates). You will remember from your literacy lessons that the prefix in- means no, or not. In this case, it means animals without a backbone. In our immediate environment, we normally see animals with a backbone; humans, cats, dogs, squirrels, birds. However, scientists have estimated that around 95% of all animals are invertebrates. Some of those include animals that haven't been discovered yet!

 

Have a look at some recently discovered animals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyiYmskywsw

 

Have a look at the link below as well as the PowerPoint to learn more about invertebrates:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr4kd6f

Using these resources and doing your own research, have a go at completing some of these tasks below:
For a less challenging task, have a go at this activity:
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