Vertebrate Characteristics

Vertebrate Characteristics

The main distinguishing feature of vertebrates is their vertebral column, or backbone (see Figure below). The backbone runs from the head to the tail along the dorsal (top) side of the body.

CK-12 (High School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RST.8 - Evaluate Claim/Hypothesis, RST.4 - Key Terms, RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

3,1
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