ESO 1 Science 9

The Animal Kingdom

What to Learn

  • Common features.
  • Nutrition: type, systems of organs involved, role in the carbon cycle.
  • Basic interaction mechanisms.
  • Kinds of reproduction: asexual and sexual.
  • Main groups of invertebrates: sponges, cnidarians, annelids, molluscs, arthropods and equinoderms.
  • Main groups of vertebrates: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Key Information

Mind Map: Mammals
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Movies, Animations and Audios

Molluscs
Amazing octopus camouflage

Amazing octopus camouflage

It is not a ghost, although it certainly looks like it.

Insects
Life of a monarch butterfly

Life of a monarch butterfly

From the caterpillar to the imago.

Monarch butterfly caterpillar pupating

Monarch butterfly caterpillar pupating

Watch the monarch butterfly caterpillar forming the chrysalis.

Painted lady butterflies

Painted lady butterflies

Later life stages of several painted lady butterflies: caterpillar, pupa and imago.

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

See how amazingly these vulnerable creatures manage to survive.

Ants

Ants

Watch the most stunning ants' nest that you could ever think of.

Vertebrates
Sea turtles and their hatchlings

Sea turtles and their hatchlings

Watch how sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand and how their hatchlings must immediately make it to the water.

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Galapagos tortoises

Galapagos tortoises

Tortoises of the Galapagos islands.

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Smarter city birds

Smarter city birds

Biologists are comparing country bumpkins and city slickers... among birds!

Produced by ScienCentral

Partnerships

Partnerships

Watch how patience and interspecific tolerance bring about common benefits for mammals and birds.

Primate not so innocent

Primate not so innocent

A recent study shows that chimps can make long-term plans, because one was found saving up stones to throw at people.

Streamed from Scientific American

Images

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