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Vertebrate or Invertebrate? (Grade 4)

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Vertebrate or Invertebrate?

Instructions: Scientists group animals by how they are alike. Animals can be placed into one of two main groups: vertebrates or invertebrates. Vertebrates are animals with backbones. Invertebrates are animals that do not have backbones. Decide if each animal is a vertebrate or invertebrate.

1. 
A fly is an insect. Is fly a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Animal - Fly
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
 
2. 
A spider is an arachnid. Is a spider a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Halloween - Spider
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
3. 
A human is a mammal. Is a human a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Profession - Fireman
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
 
4. 
A sea star is an echinoderm. Is a sea star a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Summer - Starfish
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
5. 
A snake is a reptile. Is a snake a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Pictograph - Snake
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
 
6. 
A kangaroo is a marsupial. Is a kangaroo a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Animal - Kangaroo
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
7. 
A caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Is a caterpillar a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Pictograph - Larva
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
 
8. 
A turkey is a bird. Is a turkey a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Thanksgiving - Turkey
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
9. 
An octopus is a mollusk. Is an octopus a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Animal - Octopus
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
 
10. 
A bear is a mammal. Is a bear a vertebrate or invertebrate?
Animal - Bear
  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate

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