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Over the last year we’ve covered so much information about the study of animals here at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. I hope that you’ve enjoyed the study and that your kids have had fun learning all about animals! Today we’re going to look at the words Zoology and Zoologist, what they mean and more! Be sure to check out the fun printables that are...

Throughout our journey of the study of animals we’ve mentioned cold and warm blooded animals a few times, but we haven’t talked about what it means to be cold or warm blooded. Today, we’re going to look into exactly what it means to be cold and warm blooded. What Does Cold Blooded Mean? Reptiles, Fish and Amphibians are all cold blooded...

In April we looked at the first 3 phyla of animals that are Vertebrates. Do you remember how the phyla’s are categorized? Scientists categorize animals into phyla based on their skeletal structure, reproduction, body covering and body temperature. Today we’re going to look at the last 2 Vertebrate phyla, birds and mammals.   Characteristics of Birds...

Do you know how to tell the difference between an amphibian and a reptile? While they may seem similar, they really do not have many similarities when you take a closer look. For most animals it is easy to see the different characteristics, looking at a bird and a fish you can see that one has wings and the other has fins. Reptiles and amphibians share one similarity,...

In the animal classification of Vertebrates, there are 5 phyla that further categorize animals by skeletal structure, reproduction, body covering and body temperature. Today we’re going to look at 3 of the 5 phyla of Vertebrates. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles Fish have the following characteristics… Their bodies are covered with scales or bony plates....

Last month we took a look at the 8 phyla of Invertebrates and what types of animals you’ll find in each phyla. Today we’re going to learn about Vertebrates, how many species Scientists have discovered so far and find out what animals are included in this category. What Are Vertebrates? Animals that have a backbone are Vertebrates. They also have muscles,...

Last month we discussed what an animal must not have in order to be classified as an invertebrate. With over 2 million species of invertebrates, scientists divided them into 8 different groups for classification purposes. These groups are known as phyla, and we are going to look at them today. The 8 Phyla of Invertebrates 1. Porifera ~ Sponges are simple animals...

Last month we discussed the questions scientists use to analyze animals and organize them into specific tiers. Today we’re going to look at Invertebrates and what they are, what types of animals they include and how many species scientists have identified so far. What are Invertebrates? Invertebrates are all of the animals that do not have a backbone. *By downloading...

Last month we talked about the 8 tiers of the animal classification system over here, I hope you enjoyed the silly saying that kids can use to memorize the order of the tiers! 🙂 Today we’re going to talk about the 4 features that scientists use to classify animals. These features are often determined by way of chemical testing or by inspection using...

Howdy! Last month I kicked off our study of animals here at EHM. I hope you enjoyed it and that the printables helped your lil blessings more understanding and fun! Today we’re going to cover the Animal Classification Tiers, which there are 8 of. We will get into more depth next month about how scientists classify animals by category, today we’re focusing...

Howdy! Over the next year I will be covering the study of animals here at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, and I am excited to get started! Each month I will have a short lesson, and plan to include free printable activity sheets, snack ideas, and links to free printable coloring sheets as well. ~ Misty ~ Anamalia 101 The study of Animals begins with Biology, which...