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Embryology and symmetry of animals is presented in this group of slides. Because it covers embryonic germ layer, protostome, and deuterostome development, it is most appropriate for your advanced biology learners or college students. Use it as a guide for note-takers as you present a lesson on this fraction of the study of Kingdom Animalia.
Third graders analyze biology by identifying different animal characteristics. In this animal classification lesson, 3rd graders identify the different animal families and discuss their similarities as well as their differences. Students answer study questions regarding the animal kingdom and analyze images of different animals before completing a worksheet.
Check this out! Part two of a set of slide shows about biological classification; this one zooms in on kindgom plantae and kingdom animalia. Attractive and informational slides cover details that make this most appropriate for advanced biology learners. Not only do they address general characteristics of each kingdom, they touch on reproduction, seed structure, symmetry, evolutionary trends, body cavity formation and embryo development. This may end up being your most preferred presentation!
First graders are introduced to the letters in the alphabet and how to correctly pronounce them. As a class, they identify the differences between the different letters and are read a story. They complete a Venn Diagram using all 26 letters to see how they are the same and different. To end the instructional activity, they participate in a game with each letter and practicing sorting them.
Pupils use the scientific method to study Animalia and Plantae Kingdoms. In this science inquiry instructional activity, students watch a PowerPoint about science process skills. Pupils complete the National Geographic bottled Eggs-periment or the layered liquids experiment.
As you work through the biological hierarchy, visit several phyla within the animal kingdom. This PowerPoint introduces viewers to characteristics and reproduction in sponges, cnidarian, flatworms, and roundworms. Make sure to add the names of the phyla for each group to make this presentation complete: Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, and Nematoda.
Biological taxonomy masters examine the five main classes under phylum chordata. Pupils compare and contrast the identifying characteristics of the various organisms. They explain why taxonomy is important in classifying organisms. You may find this resource disappointing as all it provides are a vague outline of the lessons, a copy of the slides from a PowerPoint presentation, and a substandard worksheet about bird varieties. The worksheet has typographical errors.
You're not going to find lesson plans any better than those that are produced by The Washington Post. This one is all about insects, and it's a fabulous lesson! It's packed with terrific teaching ideas, student worksheets, website links, extension activities, and a wealth of information about the world of insects for your learners to absorb. Observing and classifying insects are the two main thrusts of th lesson.
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer sheet and use this as your final exam, or get ideas from it for questions to create your own.
Junior biologists journey through the hiearchy of living things with these activites. Using a dichotomous key, they identify common algae, plants, and fish. They design their own key for a mixture of seeds and a collection of miscellaneous objects. Black and white dichotomous keys are provided for the first few activities, but if you can provide colored versions, it would bring more life to the identification exercises. Also, with four keying and two designing lessons, it could be redundant. Maybe choose one of each.
Present information about the classification of animals. After participating in the teacher-led discussion about scientific names, small groups devise their own way of classifying everyday objects present in the classroom, developing two-part names for several objects in the room. While the lesson cites standards for narrative writing, the closest the activity comes to these standards is in an extension activity. The focus is on learning about scientific names.
Engage young biologists with four laboratory activities that explore the fossil record. Learners examine fossil images, a fossil kit, the rock record, and geologic time scale. They even experiment with the oxygen production of an Elodea plant as an example of how the ancient atmosphere might have developed. Not only are activities provided, suggestions for comprehensive assessment questions are available as well. Use this resource as a complete mini-unit on evolutionary processes.