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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 6 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
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 13 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 62 Views 112 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
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 lesson plan introduces a game which learners simulate a variety of species found in creeks.
6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Five Classes of Vertebrates
What a terrific lesson! Learners discuss the animal kingdom, and classify them as vertebrates and invertebrates. They also identify them as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. There is even a taxonomic breakdown of popular animals.
2nd - 6th Science 64 Views 381 Downloads
Invertrebrates: Our Many Spineless Friends
A splendid lesson on invertebrates is here for you. Elementary schoolers take in a teacher-led presentation on these interesting animals, then split up into groups to perform research on a certain animal. Once the groups have completed their research, they make a video in which each group member shares some of the information they've gathered about their invertebrate.
3rd - 5th Science 28 Views 51 Downloads
A colorful word search that features seashore invertebrates is here for you. Each of the 20 creatures has an accurate and colorful picture associated with it. There is an answer key as well. A good resource to supplement any unit of study on seashore life.
2nd - 4th Science 4 Views 8 Downloads
Teach sponge anatomy with this worksheet. Have your class identify the different parts of a sponge's anatomy by matching the name of each part to the illustration. This worksheet has 6 matching questions and a word bank of anatomical parts of a sponge.
9th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 23 Downloads
Study Jams! Invertebrates
Stringed instruments play as viewers explore ocean invertebrates through nine nicely flowing slides. The captions describe the eight phyla: cnidaria, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods,and enchinoderms. During your animal classification unit, this would be a vivid example of the phylum level.
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students 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