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endotherm, vertebrate, feathers, four-chambered heart, and shelled eggs
What are 5 characteristics that all birds share?
hollow bones, strong chest muscles, wings, air sacs, and feathers
What are the 5 adaptations that birds have for flight?
give shape to birds; help steer and provide balance during flight
What do contour feathers do for a bird?
claws, bills, and legs
In addition to adaptations for flight, what are three other adaptations birds have for living in diverse environments?
pollinate flowers, eat pest animals, are food for animals, provide bedding/clothing, and carry the seeds of plants to new places
List 5 reasons why birds are important to life on earth?
hollow, lightweight, and strong
Fill in the blanks. Bird's bones are _______, _______, and ________.
MAKE SURE TO BE READY FOR A COMPARE AND CONTRAST QUESTION. IT MIGHT BE BETWEEN BIRDS AND MAMMALS. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW ENOUGH INFORMATION TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.
vertebrates, endotherms, hair or fur, four chambered heart, young fed with mother's milk, internal fertilization, teeth, and young are born alive
What are 8 characteristics that most mammals share?
they stay together for an extended time
What is generally true between young mammals and their parents?
Fill in the blank. The nervous system in the mammal is used to direct and coordinate _________ movement.
Fill in the blank. In general, the larger the placental mammal, the longer the ____________ period.
an organ in pregnant female mammals that passes materials between the mother and the developing embryo
What is the placenta?
they develop inside their mother's body until its body systems can function independently
How is development different for the placental mammals compared to the other two?
the young usually develop in a pouch on their mother's body
What is unique to marsupial birth and development?
they lay eggs
What is the common characteristic the spiny anteater and the duck billed platypus share?
the spiny anteater and the duck billed platypus
Name two animals that are classified into the group of monotremes?
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