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Lesson 02 – Kinds of Animals

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Read About Kinds of Animals

Vocabulary

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An amphibian is a cold-blooded animal that lives in water when young, but breathes air as an adult.

A beak is the nose and mouth of a bird.

A fin is a thin, flat body part that fish use for swimming.

A gill is an organ that a fish uses to take oxygen from water to breathe.

Hatching is when a baby bird, insect, or other animal comes out of its egg by breaking the shell.

Warm-blooded animals can make their own body heat even when it is cold. So whether it is sunny and hot or freezing outside, a warm-blooded animal keeps a constant body temperature.

Kinds of Animals

Birds

• Birds have two legs.

• They have a beak but no teeth.

• Most birds can fly using wings.

• Birds hatch from eggs.

Insects

• Insects have six legs.

• Most insects can fly using wings.

• Insects hatch from eggs.

Fish

• Fish live in water.

• They have fins to help them swim.

• They have gills to breathe.

• Fish hatch from eggs.

Amphibians

• Amphibians usually live first in water, then later on land.

• They hatch from eggs.

Reptiles

• Turtles live in water and on land.

• Lizards live on land.

• Most reptiles hatch from eggs.

To learn more about the kinds of animals, watch the video by Have Fun Teaching on Youtube.

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