What is an amphibian? micro-lesson
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What is an amphibian? Scientists classify or group animals in a number of ways. One way in which they do this is by looking at the animal’s features. Amphibians such as salamanders, frogs, and axolotls have many features that make them unique from other animals. One of the most interesting characteristics of amphibians is that they are able to live both on land and in water. Amphibians, like reptiles, are cold-blooded. This means that they rely on the environment to keep their blood a certain temperature. However, unlike reptiles which have scales, amphibians have moist skin. Importantly, amphibians are vertebrates. This means they have a spine.
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What is the scientific word for 'grouping'?1) Classify2) Order3) Sorting4) Organise
What is a special feature of amphibians?1) They can live on land and in water2) They are warm blooded3) They are often small4) Some of them have tails
Amphibians are cold blooded. What is the meaning of 'cold-blooded'?1) Animals rely on the environment to keep their blood a certain temperature2) Their blood is always cold3) Their blood is blue4) They prefer cold climates
What is the difference between the skin of reptiles and the skin of amphibians?1) Reptiles have scales and amphibians have moist skin2) Reptiles are more colourful than amphibians3) Reptiles are waterproof and amphibians aren't4) There is no difference, they are both the same
What is the meaning of 'vertebrate'?1) An animal with a spine (backbone)2) An animal without a spine (backbone)3) An animal with no bones4) An animal with bones
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