Which bones do all the vertebrates have in common? Do turtles have teeth? Children will soon find out as they explore the bone structures of 14 real animals.
Actual x-rays can be matched to highly detailed color photographs of each animal. X-rays have been computer-enhanced to show the animal’s body outline surrounding the skeleton, allowing young children to more readily recognize the animal.
Many possible uses in the classroom — compare individual animals, identify common traits and differences, or sort into vertebrate classes.
X-ray images are printed on heavy, transparent plastic, suitable for photocopying as well as direct study. Each of the five vertebrate classes are represented. 28 pieces in all. Ages 5 and up.
- fish: pumpkinseed sunfish, frontosa cichlid
- amphibians: dwarf crocodile eggs, leaf frog
- reptiles: green tree python, veiled chameleon, infant green iguana, western diamondback rattlesnake, box turtle
- bird: red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture
- mammals: common marmoset, infant kangaroo, European rabbit
- Resource pages with activity ideas (English and French)