The books in ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 1-3, connect science with real life. Each book covers 8 science concepts that are supported by hands-on activities and ready-to-go resources. Each lesson relates to the National Science Education Standards. Animals with Backbones covers these concepts: animals with backbones are called vertebrates body characteristics and growth of vertebrates hunting, gathering, and eating habits of vertebrates vertebrate adaptation and self defense where vertebrates live A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that students can understand. Each concept presented includes: teacher directions for lessons reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.