Arthropod Teacher Resources
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Unidentified (Flying?) Arthropods
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.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
All About Arthropods
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.
4th - 6th Science 15 Views 19 Downloads
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.
7th - 10th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Study Jams! Arthropods
No need to be crabby! Here is a resource that teaches your class about the characteristics of arthropods and provides stunning photos of several of them. In addition to the superb slides and their informative accompanying captions, the website hosts a Test Yourself assessment quiz and key vocabulary definitions.
4th - 8th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
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.
3rd Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Are You One Of Us?
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.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Art: Go Ahead and Bug Me!
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.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Extereme Arthropods: Exploring Evolutionary Adaptations To Polar and Temperate Deserts
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Exploration of "Pillbugs"
Fifth graders define vocabulary terms, identify the characteristics of a pillbug, and create a dichotomous key. Then they examine the pillbugs and make observations and record these observations. Finally, 5th graders observe specific behavior of pillbugs and formulate a conclusion to their initial hypothesis and construct graphs that reflect data.
5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Arthropods, Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans
In this biology worksheet, 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.
6th - 10th Science 19 Views 132 Downloads
Chapter 20: Arthropods and Echinoderms
Learn all about echinoderms and arthropods through the attached reading, complete with stunning photographs and review questions; keep track of the key concepts using the handout. For kids with a lower reading level, consider projecting the reading and going over it together as a class.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable