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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 plan, 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.
Students identify characteristics of all 9 phyla of the Animalia Kingdom. They create a table of the 9 phyla and research a representative organism for each.
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!
Seventh graders explain the importance of taxonomy. In this biology lesson, 7th graders classify organisms accordingly. They develop a mnemonic to help them remember taxonomy levels.
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 lesson, they participate in a game with each letter and practicing sorting them.
Students compare and contrast the complexity of organism body systems within kingdom Animalia. They focus specifically on humans through creation of a life size, interactive model that correctly displays complex body systems.
In this classifying critters worksheet, students read a 1 page article on classifying living organisms and then answer 10 true or false, short answer, multiple choice or fill in the blank questions.
Students investigate various forms of aquatic life. They use four senses, touch, taste, smell, and observation to explore mollusks. Students cook and taste various types mollusks, such as mussels, scallops, and squid.
Ninth graders gain an understanding of organims based on charateristics. They study about Kingdom Animalia and use technology to present knowledge of phyla. Finally, they create a new animal species of their own. When others present, they take notes and a final quiz is given at the end of the unit.
In this classification worksheet, students read a description of how all living things are related and describe a diagram showing how this taxonomy works. Students answer five questions related to their reading.
Students use the scientific method to study Animalia and Plantae Kingdoms. In this science inquiry lesson, students watch a PowerPoint about science process skills. Students 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.
In this kingdom animalia worksheet, students fill out examples of the phylums chordata, arthropoda, and mollusca and write the meaning of prefixes and suffixes. Students complete 9 problems.
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.
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study the DNA that is expressed as an antifreeze protein. The film guide provides background information, discussion points, links to related resources, and a quiz question answer key. Additional materials include the assessment and a few fabulous lab activities that you can choose from as a followup.   
Mini microbiologists play a card game in which they group microorganisms by groups: virus, fungus, protist, or bacteria. Then they identify the roles different microbes play in the natural world and explore how humans effectively use certain microorganisms in food production and industry. This lesson is part of a unit on microbes, and is a fun addition to any middle school microbiology curriculum.
Alphabet insects! Who has ever heard of such a thing? Get ready because your class is going to research insects that start with a specific letter of the alphabet. In small groups, they'll use the Internet and reference texts to locate common insects that begin with the assigned letter. Then they are challenged with the task of using insect behavior and physical characteristics to classify all the buggy names they collected during research. This is a great activity that incorporates several key skill sets and looks like a lot of fun.
A three-page quiz assessing budding biologists' understanding of classification. Middle-level learners may need a little additional time on this, but should be able to handle the concepts with ease.

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