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In this biology learning exercise, students color and label the different parts of arthropods. They complete 63 short answer and fill in the blank questions on arthropods.
In this arthropods worksheet, students read a detailed text about insects, arachnids and crustaceans. Students then complete 14 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions.
In this biology activity, students read about arthropods and some of the different species that fit into this classification. They then answer 13 questions about what they just learned. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
Learners investigate arthropods from bothe places, creating "toolboxes" necessary for survival in extreme environments. They work in small groups to design imaginary arthropods that are able to survive in either Antarctica or Namibia. Students use evolutionary "toolboxes" to pick out appropriate adaptations for actual Namib and Antarctic arthropods, using a menu of authentic names, adaptations and photos.
Young scholars design a habitat for an arthropod. For this organisms lesson, students read the book, A House is a House For Me. Young scholars find an arthropod and create a terrarium.
Beginning biologists learn the characteristics of the five classes in the arthropod phylum. A student handout lists characteristics to help them identify five specimens. You will need to collect an example of each: arachnida, crustacea, diplopoda, chilopoda, and insecta. This exploration can be used with a wide range of age groups.
In this amazing arthropods activity, learners read for information and assess comprehension. In this true and false, fill in the bank, multiple choice and short answer activity, students write answers to ten questions.
Students discover what an arthropod is and how they survive in our world.  In this insect lesson, students read the book, A House Is A House For Me, and compare a home for a person with the type of habitat an arthropod lives in.  Students attend a field trip looking for the insects in the outdoors, recording what they find as the day goes on.
Students identify the different types of mouths arthropods have for eating various types of food. Given photographs of the different types of arthropods, students identify which mouth they have and what type of food they can eat with their mouth. Vocabulary and a worksheet with answer key is included.
Third graders sort and classify the four Arthropod classes. They are given puzzle pieces of one Arthropod example. Each group is to put their puzzle together, glue it on a piece of construction paper and label the ir puzzle.
Use a dichotomous key to classify these squirmy bugs. A paragraph provides fifth graders with some background knowledge on the animal kingdom, and explains how to use a branching key for classification. They then determine which bugs could be described as arthropods. For an extended lesson, kids create their own keys to classify utensils. 
A set of note-taking slides introduces your biologists to the characteristics and the four subphyla of arthropods. Nothing flashy is included, but it is a tidy and straightforward presentation that you can use when your class is studying animal classification. 
Arthropods are the stars of a fine science lesson. Learners look at the diversity, characteristics, adaptations, and important roles that these insects play in the Sonoran Desert environment. A terrific document called "Amazing Arthropods" is embedded in the lesson, which is read and completed before the class goes outside to find examples of arthropods on the school campus. 
Tenth graders participate in an arthropod scavenger hunt. In groups of two, they identify and collect two specimens of arthropods in the school area, and create a table of all the specimens and what class they belong to.
Students discover how scientists classify things based on their similarities and differences. Students give the characteristics of arthropods and create a classification list. Given examples of various types of arthropods, students classify them according to their characteristics list.
Students compare and contrast insects and arthropods, identifying characteristics of each. In groups, they sort pictures of arthropods into the five different classes of arthropods. They also sort pictures into insect and non-insect piles.
Students investigate how scientists sort and classify organisms. For this sorting and classifying lesson, students examine what systematics are as tools that scientists use. They examine images of invertebrates and sort them while stating their reasons for making the classifications. They learn associated definitions and study the characteristics of arthropods.
Students research arthropods, and identify the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. After comparing and contrasting insects and arachnids, they create drawing of them that are anatomically correct. Students place their arthropods in natural settings. In another activity, they create their own undiscovered insect.
Students discover the amount of diversity that exists in a local area using simple techniques that make observing biodiversity easy and enjoyable. They select a tree to study, collect vials of specimens, then identify the arthropod.
Students discuss millipedes and centipedes in terms of their classification as arthropod. Using a diagram, students categorize and compare and contrast the characteristics of millipedes and centipedes based on their discussion of arthropods. Worksheet and answer key are provided.

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