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Classification 

 

This week we started to find out about vertebrates and invertebrates.

Find out about the basic characteristics of the following groups of invertebrates:

  • Molluscs
  • Insects
  • Arachnids
  • Myriapods
  • Crustaceans
  • Coelenterates
  • Echinoderms

What do they have in common? Which animals belong to each group?

Sorting activity 

 

Can you sort these animals into vertebrates and invertebrates? 

Now can you identify which group each of the invertebrates belongs to? How did you decide this? 

 

Carl Linnaeus 

 

Carl Linnaeus create a classification system and a way of naming plants and animals. 

This film tells you more about his work: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-carl-linnaeus/zhnjf4j

 

 

Can you match the common name of these animals to their scientific name?

Common name

Scientific name

Killer whale

Horse

Saltwater crocodile

Dog

Cat

Grizzly bear

Lion

Dolphin

Equus callabus

Orcinus orca

Panthera leo

Ursus arctos horribilis

Delphinus delphis

Felis domesticus

Canis lupus familiarus

Crocodylus porosus

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