BrainPOP

Vertebrates

Ready to stand up for yourself? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will show you how cool it is to be a vertebrate. You’ll learn about where vertebrates fall in the tree of life, as well as how their spines and skeletons help them out. Find out the two ways vertebrates can regulate their body temperature, plus some facts about each familiar group vertebrates are divided into, like fish, reptiles, mammals, and a handful of others. You’ll also discover which group has the largest number of animals, and how certain vertebrates go through metamorphoses to develop. You’ll never look at your backbone the same again!

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