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CLIP 2304

Invertebrate skeletons

Invertebrate skeletons

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Key Info
  • Invertebrate skeletons
  • Duration: 00:39
  • The skeletons of some animals - invertebrates - are on the outside of their bodies. The exoskeleton protects the animal like a suit of armour. This type of skeleton does not grow with the animal so it must produce a new one when it grows, rather like a new set of clothes. A bronze bug has grown out of its skeleton so it wriggles out of the old one and waits for its new skeleton to harden in the sun.
  • Subject:



    Humans and Other Animals: Movement

  • Keywords: skeleton, invertebrate, armour, protect, growth, Darwin
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip would support learning about animals and skeletons and also variation and classification.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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