Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following characteristics do all vertebrates share?

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1. What is an endoskeleton?

2. Imagine you see an animal that has fur, gives birth to live young, and feeds milk to its young. Which group of vertebrates does this animal belong to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you multiple-choice questions about vertebrate animals. You'll be asked to know what an endoskeleton is and know what groups different vertebrate animals belong to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Know the characteristic all vertebrates share
  • Define what an endoskeleton is
  • Tell what vertebrate groups different animals belong to
  • Answer why an ostrich belongs to the bird group

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the different types of vertebrate groups
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about vertebrate groups to tell why ostriches are part of the bird group
  • Defining key concepts - be able to define the term endoskeleton

Additional Learning

To learn more facts about vertebrates, read the lesson named Vertebrate Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts. The lesson will help you:

  • Know why scientists classify animals
  • Understand the main difference between vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Learn how many kinds of vertebrates exist in the world