Lesson Plan - Get It!
I may not have a backbone, but I’m not scared.
The animal kingdom is divided into two groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.
Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. Scientists classify or group invertebrates into different categories:
In this lesson, you will learn the characteristics and classification of invertebrates using video, various online resources, graphic organizers, and an innovative project.
Let’s get started!
- Watch Invertebrate Animals from Happy Learning TV, and learn how scientists classify invertebrates. Pause the video to take notes using the Classifying Invertebrates – Notes found in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. You will take notes on the characteristics of invertebrates as well as add examples of the types of animals found in each category.
Invertebrate Animals - Educational Video for Kids:
- Are you interested in the world’s most venomous spider or what it’s like to be a jellyfish whisperer? Check out National Geographic Kids Invertebrates for lots of cool pictures, videos, and information on invertebrates. Continue to add to your Classifying Invertebrates – Notes.
- Discuss what you have learned about invertebrates with your teacher.