Mammals (A CLASS OF ANIMALS)

Other Vertebrates

What are the common characteristics of mammals?

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Mammal mothers feed their infants milk from their bodies.

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Mammals have hair or fur (some time during their lifespans).

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Mammals have 3 middle-ear bones. (hammer, stirrup, anvil)

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Birds and mammals are warm-blooded.

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Mammals are vertebrates - they have backbones. Other vertebrates are fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

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Orders of mammals

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Monotremes: Platypuses and Echidnas, MarsupialsAardvarks,  Insectivores, Pangolin,

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Toothless Mammals  Hoofed Mammals,   Elephants,  Carnivores,   Rabbits Hares and Pikas,

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Rodents, Bats, Whales Dolphins Porpoises Manatees, Primates

Draw a Mammal  (Drawing Page)

Do Research on Mammals    (Research Worksheet)

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Diet - Find out what they eat.

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Plants - Herbivore

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Animals - Carnivore, Insectivore

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Both - Omnivore

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Anatomy - Find out what they look like.

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How tall - Height - Feet and inches or meters and centimeters

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How long - Length - Feet and inches or meters and centimeters

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How much they weigh - Pounds or kilograms

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Description - Hair, fur, fins, legs, hooves, claws, long neck, tail ...

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Location - Find out where in the world they live.

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What ocean, sea, lake, river, shore, estuary

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What continent, island, country

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Protection - Find out how they protect themselves and their babies from predators (enemies).

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Camouflage (color, decoration, shape)

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Behavior (what they do)

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Adaptation (how they have changed over time)

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Habitat - Find out where they make their homes.  For more, Click Biomes

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Grasslands

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Deserts

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Coniferous and deciduous forests

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Rain forests

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Mountains

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Tundra (arctic and alpine)

Words to Learn

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Aquatic places (In water)

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Terrestrial places (On land)

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Arboreal places (In trees)

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Underground (burrows and caves)

Reproduction - Find out how parents care for their young.

bulletFind out how many babies they have at one time.
bulletFind out how the parents care for their babies and raise their young

 

bullet Match the names of mammals with their pictures (Worksheets)
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Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and Manatees Worksheet 

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Hoofed Mammals and Elephants Worksheet

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Carnivores Worksheet

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Monotremes and Marsupials Worksheet

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Aardvarks, Pangolins, Insectivores, and Toothless Mammals Worksheet

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Rabbits, Hares, Pikas Worksheets

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Rodents Worksheet

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Bats Worksheet

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Primates Worksheet

BIOMES OF THE WORLD

Desert Mountain

Savannah

Grassland or

Plains

Tropical or Rain forest Temperate or deciduous forest

Taiga or Coniferous forest Tundra Ocean - Saltwater Freshwater (Lakes, Ponds and Rivers) Shore

 

 

Mammals live all over the world.

Biomes, Ecosystems and Habitats are areas of the earth having climate and land conditions that support certain kinds of plants and animals. All the plants and animals in a biome, ecosystem or habitat are interdependent (that means they need each other to survive).

bulletMammals live is different biomes. A biome is a large area of the world where plants and animals live, usually based on climate. For example, many mammals live in the tropical rain forests. 
bulletMammals live in different ecosystems. An ecosystem is smaller than a biome and has a number of habitats where plants and animals live. The plants and animals depend of each other and the climate for their survival. Shorelines and estuaries are examples of ecosystems.     
bulletMammals live in different habitats. A habitat is a place where the animal makes his home. Once again, dependence on others is important for survival. The home has to be a place near food and shelter.

Ways to Sort and Compare Animals

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Familiar Animals  Endangered Animals  North American Animals    Arctic Animals  Big Cats               Sea Mammals

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