2What will we learn? We will learn: What mammals are? What mammals look like andWhether we are also mammals?
3Now lets look closer at mammals. We see that most mammals have 4 limbs?
4Now you’ve probably noticed that one of the mammals don’t have 4 limbs. They have two flippers, but also have bones in their flippers that are like a elephant, bat, and monkey’s bones.
5Now lets look closer at mammals. We see that mammals have hair ontheir bodies?
6Now lets look closer at mammals. We see that mammals nurse their helpless young which are born alive?
7Now lets look closer at mammals. We see that mammals have large brains?
8So what do we know about mammals? We saw that most mammals have 4 limbs.We saw that mammals have hair on their bodies.We know that mammals nurse their young who are born alive.We know that mammal babies are helpless at birth and need care from their mothers.
9Lets look at some examples of what mammals look like.
10Lets look at some examples of what mammals look like.
11But now we can sort it into different groups. Could you see that the mammals canbe divided into separate groups?Yes, I’m sure you saw that they can be divided into 4 groups, namely:Wild mammals ,Farm mammals,Sea mammals andHouse mammals (also known as pets).
12Sorting into the 4 groups Farm mammalsHouse mammalsSea mammalsWild mammals
13So are we mammals? Do we have 4 limbs? Do we have hair on our bodies? Do we give birth to live young?Are our babies helpless at birth and need care from their mothers?Do we have large brains?
14If you’re still not convinced, maybe pictures will convince you…
15Are we mammals? Yes we are! We are called primates and we also fall under mammals.We have 4 limbs, hair on our bodies, large brains and our young are born alive and we also nurse them.
16Bibliography Printmaster 12 (Pictures) Encarta 2004 (Information & pictures)Intel Teach to the Future