ESO 1 Science 9

The Animal Kingdom

What to Learn

  • Common features.
  • Nutrition: type, systems of organs involved, role in the carbon cycle.
  • Basic interaction mechanisms.
  • Kinds of reproduction: asexual and sexual.
  • Main groups of invertebrates: sponges, cnidarians, annelids, molluscs, arthropods and equinoderms.
  • Main groups of vertebrates: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Key Information

Mind Map: Mammals
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Movies and Animations

Molluscs
Amazing octopus camouflage
Amazing octopus camouflage

It is not a ghost, although it certainly looks like it.

Insects
Life of a monarch butterfly
Life of a monarch butterfly

From the caterpillar to the imago.

Monarch butterfly caterpillar pupating
Monarch butterfly caterpillar pupating

Watch the monarch butterfly caterpillar forming the chrysalis.

Painted lady butterflies
Painted lady butterflies

Later life stages of several painted lady butterflies: caterpillar, pupa and imago.

Caterpillars
Caterpillars

See how amazingly these vulnerable creatures manage to survive.

Ants
Ants

Watch the most stunning ants' nest that you could ever think of.

Vertebrates
Sea turtles and their hatchlings
Sea turtles and their hatchlings

Watch how sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand and how their hatchlings must immediately make it to the water.

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Galapagos tortoises
Galapagos tortoises

Tortoises of the Galapagos islands.

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Smarter city birds
Smarter city birds

Biologists are comparing country bumpkins and city slickers... among birds!

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Partnerships
Partnerships

Watch how patience and interspecific tolerance bring about common benefits for mammals and birds.

Images

Podcasts

Field Notes 
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Bug Bytes 
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Activities