Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates: Lesson for Kids


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You are playing at the park. You notice a bird chirping to another bird in a tree. You also see a spider hanging from one of the monkey bars. Which type(s) of animals have you observed?

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1. A(n) _____ is an animal without a spine.

2. Which of the following is FALSE about vertebrates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz to see what you know about invertebrates vs. vertebrates. You'll be asked about the meaning of both of these terms and the number of vertebrae in the human spine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Name for an animal without a spine
  • How birds and spiders are classified
  • Number of vertebrae humans have
  • Term for the disc-shaped bones that connect together to form a spine

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about characteristics and/or examples of vertebrates
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Interpreting information - show that you can read information about how spiders are classified and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn about this animal classification by using the lesson called Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates: Lesson for Kids. This lesson can help you:

  • Review the makeup of the spine
  • See which animals are classified as vertebrate
  • Learn about the characteristics of invertebrates