Study Jams! Vertebrates

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Your back will be covered when you use this presentation to introduce beginning biologists to phylum chordata, the vertebrates. Five classes are defined: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals throughout the eight vibrant slides. This easily can serve as a ready-made introduction to the different vertebrate groups for upper-elementary life science learners.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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  • Slides actually move slightly, which seems to help keep viewers' attention
  • Informative captions come with each slide
  • A Test Yourself quiz is included as an assessment
  • Links to the Invertebrates and Arthropods lessons provided

  • At this level you may not intend to teach the seven classes of vertebrates, but be aware that all of the fish are categorized as one group in this presentation
  • The only two vocabulary terms defined are vertebrate and invertebrate
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