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Vertebrate Basics
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Vertebrate Basics

Vertebrates: not the most numerous of species, but the most advanced organisms on Earth. What makes us all so special? Our backbones and nerves inside them.

Ranging from fish to humans, vertebrates use their brains, muscles, and skeletons to great advantage. Investigate the diversity of animals and how their common and unique traits work in the natural world.

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The Animal Kingdom: Vertebrates and Invertebrates

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10 questions and 25 seconds to answer each: Don’t bother with the math, just see what you know about vertebrates. More...

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For the safety of the vertebrates in your science fair project (including you), discover what you can and cannot do at home and in school. More...

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Discover the traits and characteristics that make invertebrates the most advanced organisms on Earth and why they are important to the environment. Watch…and listen to the sound track. It’s a classic. More...

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Follow the story of Earth’s vertebrates over 500 million years, from the first species to the most advanced, which includes you (and your fellow humans). More...

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