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1. REPTILE KINGDOM By: Diane Nigro
3. This lesson will help you understand…. Reptiles have traits that distinguish them from other types of groups, such as mammals, fish, and amphibians.
Reptiles are classified by their physical appearances.
There are many different kind of species of reptiles that exist, 6000 to be exact.
Some reptiles are venomous and others are harmless.
Some reptiles are extinct.
4. IMPORTANT VOCABULARY TO USE WITHIN THIS LESSON
Cold – blooded
Definition: animals that depend directly on sunlight to keep their bodies warm.
Additional information: Reptiles are cold – blooded animals who depend on sunlight to become more active in their environments.
5. VOCABULARY Reptile
Definition: Any cold – blooded vertebrate of the class reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms.
Definition: Animals with an internal skeleton made of bone. Their size and mobility often allow them to dominate their environments.
These include – primates, monkeys, amphibians, birds, fish, humans, and REPTILES.
Definition: no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out and leaving no representatives.
7. LETS SOME FACTS REPTILES NAME FUN ABOUT
Reptiles Are VERTEBRATES
Reptiles BREATHE air with lungs
Reptiles have skin covered with SCALES
Reptiles can be found in AQUATIC biomes
Reptiles are COLD - BLOODED
9. The Five Families
13. Physical and Behavioral Adaptations Turtles spend most of their lives in the water and have plated shells covering their bodies.
Lizards have great vision and use their tongues to taste their surroundings. To avoid predators, the lizard “plays dead.”
Crocodiles use their teeth chomping on prey, but a new set always grow in.
Snakes can go a long time without eating, but when they do, their meal is usually another animal, e.g. mice
The tuatara is similar to the lizard, but it has a third eye and an extra row of teeth.
16. Discussion Questions