PowerPoint: Presentation: Sample: The Animal Kingdom w/Audio

The Animal
Living on Planet Earth
Animal Kingdom
 Here
are some sample slides from the Living
on Planet Earth series, all with audio, that will
broaden your students’ understanding of life
all around us in a fun and easy to use format.
Animal Kingdom
 Some
animals have bones or cartilage
inside that give them shape and help
them to move.
 If you remove all the fleshy parts of the
animal you will have a skeleton.
 All
fish have vertebrae or cartilage inside
that give them shape and help them to
turn. Some fish have bones and cartilage,
while others have only cartilage.
 Cartilage feels like rubber. It’s softer and
more flexible than bones because it
doesn’t have calcium in it.
Body Shape
 There
are two basic
symmetrical body plans.
One is circular, round,
like the sea anemone
and has a mouth in the
center. A starfish, even
with five or more arms
has no head and a
mouth in the center.
 Mammals
are warm-blooded,
maintaining their body temperature by
eating food and drinking water.
 The body hairs of many species help keep
the skin hydrated and the body warm.
 Many
bird species migrate to warmer
climates when temperatures in their
summer environments begin to cool.
Finding Food
 Animals
that eat only
plants found growing in
their ecosystem are
called herbivores. Most
reptiles are omnivorous,
eating meat if available,
and plants that provide
nutrition and water.
 Some
frogs are able to quickly change
their belly color to a bright orange or
yellow. The attacking predator is suddenly
confused into thinking that the frog is
poisonous and turns away.
Animal Kingdom
 Add
some life to your classroom with
the new Living on Planet Earth series
available only on www.abcteach.com
Animal Kingdom
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