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  7th Grade. Biology. Vertebrates & invertebrates

Guiding Questions

  • Do you know the most important characteristics of the different groups of vertebrates and invertebrates?

  • Can you give an example of each?

  • Identify the adaptations that both vertebrates and invertebrates have developed and relate them to their function in the ecosystem they inhabit.

  • What is biodiversity and why is it important?

  • How and why do we safeguard species on the planet?

  • Make a simple dichotomous key to classify vertebrates.

Non-Fiction Books in our library

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Classifying living things

5 Ciencias Naturales

578 STI clae


5 Ciencias Naturales

59 FIR sna

100 Facts about Spiders

5 Ciencias Naturales

595 BED spi

Sea monsters

5 Ciencias Naturales

59 OSB sea

You're called what?!

5 Ciencias Naturales

59 GRA you

Biónica. Imitando a la Naturaleza

5 Ciencias Naturales

57 MAR bio

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Totally weird night animals

5 Ciencias Naturales

59 HUS nig

Museo vivo de los insectos

5 Ciencias Naturales

592 LAS mus

Who would win? : Komodo dragon vs. king cobra

5 Ciencias Naturales

59 PAL who

True or false : Reptiles

5 Ciencias Naturales

59 BER tru

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Digital Reference Encyclopedia

What are Dichotomous Keys?

What are Dichotomous Keys?

Animal Adaptation

Spelman, L. (2012) National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia. Vía EPIC

Also on Epic:







Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology

World Porifera Database

Crash Course Video: Simple Animals: Sponges, Jellies, & Octopuses



sea jellies, coral, sea anemone...

Smithsonian Ocean. Find your Blue.


The adventures of Herman the Worm. University of Illinois (US)
Crash Course Video: Complex Animals: Annelids & Arthropods



octopuses, snails, clams...

Smithsonian Ocean. Find your Blue.

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society



sea urchins, sea stars...

Smithsonian Ocean. Find your Blue.



(insects, spiders, and lobsters)

Arthropods @ The San Diego Zoo (US)



The study of Insects


Colección de EntomologíaUniversidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

Aula Virtual de EntomologíaUCM
BugGuide (Iowa State Univ. Dept of Entomology)
Amateur Entomologist’ Society



The study of Birds 

Atlas de las aves reproductoras de España

All about birds. The Cornell Lab. Cornell University (US)

Avibase - The World Bird Database

Xeno-canto. Sharing bird sounds from around the world

Sociedad Española de Ornitología-BirdLife

National Audubon Society (US)


The study of Amphibians and Reptiles 

Atlas y Libro Rojo de los anfibios y reptiles
AmphibiaWeb (Amphibian Survival Alliance)
The Reptile Database

HerpNET & Terrarium
Herpetology at The Natural History Museum (UK)
Herpetology at The American Museum of Natural History

BioKids - Frogs, salamanders, and caecilians


The study of Fish

Atlas y Libro Rojo de los peces continentales
Carta Piscícola Española

FishBase. Database

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sea around us. Fisheries, Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Australian Museum

National Geographic Kids:“What Sam sees” fish videos
National Geographic Kids - Fish



The study of Mammals

Atlas y Libro Rojo de mamíferos terrestres de España
Asociación Española para la Conservación y Estudio de los Mamiferos
Mammal Species of the World. Bucknell University (US)

National Geographic Kids: Mammals

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