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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

27th April - 1st May

Do all animals need a skeleton?

 

Now that you've had a chance to explore the human skeleton, what all our bones are and why we have them, then let's look at some other animals. Are all skeletons the same? Do all animals need a skeleton? What do we call animals that have a skeleton and what do we call animals that don't have a skeleton?

Work your way through the tasks below to find out more.

Task 1

 

First of all, let's look at some other animals that do have skeletons and see what they look like. See if you can work out which animal each skeleton belongs to. Then check the answers underneath.

 

Picture 1

Task 2

 

Do you think all animals have a skeleton? Let's have a look through an X-Ray machine to find out. Work through the powerpoint below.

Well, that was interesting! Not all animals do have skeletons. 

 

What do we call animals with a skeleton? What do we call animals without a skeleton? Watch these clips below to find out more.

 

Then do a little bit of research into an invertebrate of your choice that interests you. What can you find out about it? Last week, we learnt that our skeleton provides protection, movement and support. How does it work for invertebrates?

 

Now you know a bit more, produce a factfile about your chosen animal. Think about these questions:

How does it move?

Where does it live?

What does it eat?

How does it breathe?

How does it support itself?

How are its organs protected?

How long does it live for?

Is it prey to anything?

Some examples of invertebrates

Some examples of invertebrates 1

Task 3

 

For chosen invertebrates, create a piece of art!

You could draw it, create a collage with lots of different materials, make a model , paint it...Use your imagination and send us what you come up with. Enjoy.

 

There are some examples of different types of artwork done for other animals below.

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