- Animals are living things belonging to the animal kingdom.
- They can be vertebrates (with a backbone) or invertebrates (without a backbone).
- Animals are classified according to their kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.
- Animals have many different characteristics and behaviours.
- All animals have a life cycle.
- The environment that an animal lives in is called a habitat.
- Australia is well-known for it's unique animals.
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Classification of animals
Two of the more familiar groups of invertebrates (animals without backbones) are arthropods and molluscs. Arthropods include insects, arachnids (spiders and scorpions), crustaceans (crabs and lobsters), while molluscs include snails and slugs, clams and the octopus. Many animals also have for their male, female, young and groups.
The scientific study of animals is a part of biology called zoology. Ethology is the study of animal behaviour.
Needs of animals
Characteristics and behaviours
Every animal has a activity on human and animal needs and habitats.. how animals plan their . Find out about animals in particular . Try this
We observed much to our surprise that instead of going upon all fours this animal went only upon two hind legs, making vast bounds. On Captain James Cook's voyage to Australia in 1770.
- A number of Australia's were experts on Australian animals.
- There are a number of Taronga Zoo. Look at fact sheets on native animals of NSW. Find out about Australian birds and bugs. . Check out
- What are some of the list of endangered and extinct animals. Find out about NSW and Queensland animal research, Amphibian research and Koala research. ? Learn about Australia's and check the
Art and craft activities
Photos and video
- Australian animals
- National Geographic Kids - Creature feature
- Perth Zoo
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Animal glossary
- Zoos Victoria
- WIRES animal fact sheets
- ABC TV
- Caring for pet cats
- Foods and food chains
- Collective nouns for animal groups
- Visit a virtual zoo
- marine mammals
- fish - world database
- amphibian videos
- frog life cycle
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Doing it by the book
As a parent it's only natural to want to help your child, but when it comes to homework and study, the completed work should be theirs.
Here are some important points to remember to ensure your child is following good practice for a lifetime of learning.