We will also look at one invertebrate - an insect!
Fish - cold-blooded animals that live and breathe in the water. Salmon have an interesting life-cycle! Look at the middle of this page to see a diagram of the life cycle of the salmon.
Amphibians - cold-blooded animals start in water and as they grow older spend more time on land. Frogs and toads are members of this class and have an interesting life-cycle.
Reptiles - cold-blooded animals covered with scales (i.e. snake, lizard, turtle, alligator, crocodile)
Mammals - warm-blooded animals that have some hair on their body, nurse their young and have a highly developed brain.
Birds - warm-blooded animals with wings and covered with feathers
We will also be looking, in more depth, into one type of insect - the butterfly!
The life-cycle of the butterfly can be divided into four distinct stages.
You could set up a vivarium full of Painted Lady larvae. Want to know more about the Painted Lady - go ahead!
Learn the basic body parts of a butterfly!
Mr. Fawcett thinks this link on animals, may help your animal life-cycle research. Go check it out!
The Electronic Zoo is also a good place to get some good information on your chosen animal!
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