Scales are a type of body covering that fish and reptiles have.
Fish are animals that live in water.
Reptiles are cold-blooded animals. This means that their bodies are not warm like us! Their bodies will feel cool to touch.

Examples Of Reptiles:
Some examples of reptiles are:


Monitor Lizard


Examples Of Fish:
Some examples of fish are:



How Can Scales Help Them?
Scales protect their bodies from harm
Scales also help in retaining water. This means their bodies will not dry up easily because their scales help to trap the water.

How Are Animals With Scales The Same?

1. Animals with scales lay eggs.

2. Animals with scales are cold-blooded. (The body of a reptile and most fish is cool to touch.)