What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate?

In this lesson, we will be learning about the differences between invertebrates and vertebrates. All animals can be classified as either invertebrates which do not have a backbone or vertebrates which have a backbone. We will be identifying different animals from these classifications.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Do you have to be able to breathe, to be a living thing? True or false.

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Q2.What does a herbivore eat?

2/3

Q3.What does a carnivore eat?

3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Do you have to be able to breathe, to be a living thing? True or false.

1/3

Q2.What does a herbivore eat?

2/3

Q3.What does a carnivore eat?

3/3

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Worksheet

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What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate?

Well done today! You have worked incredibly hard and learnt lots of new facts about living things. Let's see how much you can remember.

Q1.Tick 2 facts about invertebrates.

Select two (2) boxes

1/3

Q2.Tick 1 fact about vertebrates.

Select one (1) boxes

2/3

Q3.What does an omnivore eat?

3/3

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate?

Well done today! You have worked incredibly hard and learnt lots of new facts about living things. Let's see how much you can remember.

Q1.Tick 2 facts about invertebrates.

Select two (2) boxes

1/3

Q2.Tick 1 fact about vertebrates.

Select one (1) boxes

2/3

Q3.What does an omnivore eat?

3/3

Lesson summary: What is the difference between an invertebrate and a vertebrate?

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