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New Review Create an Invertebrate
What better way for young biologists to learn about invertebrates than by creating their very own? Here, students are assigned a set of invertebrate characteristics and are asked to invent an imaginary ocean animal and a separate organism that has a symbiotic relationship with it, creating labeled drawings of each.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kingdom Animalia: Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms
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.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 32 Downloads
Classification of an Invertebrate: Sponge
Students investigate the invertebrate sponge. In this invertebrates lesson plan, students observe the sponge, Grantia, using a dissecting microscope. Students answer questions about their observations and view six other invertebrates. They compare synthetic sponges to real sponges and discuss outer protective coatings.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
What are Minibeasts?
In this science instructional activity, students examine invertebrates and their characteristics, behavior, communication, life cycles and survival. Students complete 20 questions. The full color 8 pages have many close-up photographs to study.
4th - 5th Science 11 Views 96 Downloads
Animal Kingdom - Invertebrates
Sixty-five slides cover the invertebrate phyla in deliberate detail. The presentation begins with general characteristics of all animals, it differentiates among they types of food eaters, and then it separates vertebrates from vertebrates.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 46 Downloads
Comparative anatomy prevails in the lesson exploring diversity among invertebrates. Biologists examine physical characteristics of an earthworm from phylum annelida and a meal worm from phylum insecta. They also inspect a cricket and a crayfish, both arthropods, but from different classes.
6th - 12th Science 65 Views 114 Downloads
Appearances Are Deceiving
Young scientists study creeks around their area to see how clean the water really is. One way to tell is by the invertebrate populations that are present. This instructional activity introduces a game which learners simulate a variety of species found in creeks.
6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About: Invertebrates
Not everything you want to teach about invertebrates is included in this PowerPoint, but everything you may want to teach about fish is. Details, details, details! After a brief introduction to phylum Chordata, junior icthyologists learn about fish respiration, motility, feeding, and reproduction.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 13 Downloads
Young scholars try to draw and identify a jellyfish from a physical description. After reading an article, they discover new information about cnidarians. In groups, they research and develop dioramas about a specific cnidarian species. They reflect on the evolutionary nature of science.
6th - 12th Science 15 Views 87 Downloads
Ocean Life: A Heavy Subject
Second graders examine The Learning Page Fact Files about ocean life and categorize the data by weight and group. They distinguish between fish, mammals, and invertebrates and which weigh the most and the least. Students record their information on tables and write explanatory about their research.
2nd Math 3 Views 8 Downloads
Invertebrates in Mythology
Invertebrates play a prominent role in many myths across cultures. From Greece to Guatemala, see if you can identify the invertebrate of importance. Ten multiple-choice questions test your knowledge of mythology from around the world.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
What Would Happen?
Nothing says classroom fun like an invertebrate and a magnifying glass! Snails, earthworms, and roly-poly bugs become the center of attention as pint-sized investigators hone their inquiry and observation skills. They are guided through the inquiry process with a series of "What if?
Pre-K - 1st Science 8 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vertebrates or Invertebrates
Examine the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates as learners conduct Internet research, take an online invertebrate quiz, complete a vertebrate fact sheet, print out pictures of invertebrates they find interesting, and create index card information fact cards.
3rd - 5th Science 25 Views 153 Downloads
Design a Deep- Sea Vertebrate or Invertebrate
Students design a deep-sea animal. In this research based lesson, students research and design a vertebrate or invertebrate that lives in a methane hydrate habitat. They compile a class chart of the adaptations animals have in this ecosystem.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads