This blog post is another a debate showdown! We take topics and make them into a debate!! Today’s topic is… Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates! Remember, please send us what type of animal you think is cooler by going to www.spectacularsci.com/debateform and fill out our form.
Vertebrates (pronounced ver-ti-brates) are animals with a backbone. The backbone is also known as the vertebrate! The backbone is a row of connected bones that run down the back. Vertebrates animals make up only 5% of all of the animals on Earth. Besides having a backbone, vertebrate animals have a skeleton with bones as a structure. Verberate animals also have blood vessels which transport blood around the body. Since vertebrate animals need their backbones to hold themselves up, they are able to move around easily. Examples of vertebrate animals are cows, fish, dogs, and even humans!
Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. That means that they are the opposite of vertebrate animals. Invertebrates make up 95% if the Earth’s animals! Some invertebrates have a hard covering on the outside of their bodies called an exoskeleton. Besides that, invertebrates are usually creatures that do not have bones as a support. Invertebrates are cold-blooded, which means they adjust their body temperatures to the temperature of the environment. Examples of invertebrates are spiders, sponges, squids, crabs, snails, or clams!
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