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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
The Animals Kingdom
Students are introduced to the classification system of animals. In groups, they set up an aquarium in which they must maintain throughout the year. They also observe earthworms and how they react to various stimuli and research the characteristics of arthropods.
5th - 7th Language Arts 19 Views 192 Downloads
Explore the concept of scientific classification and the similarities and differences between plant and animal species. Your class will participate in hands-on activities by investigating dichotomous keys and classifying their shoes. To conclude the lesson, learners will draw detailed pictures and write about the characteristics of arthropods.
2nd - 4th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Protists - The Protozoans
Five pages provide thorough coverage of three protozoans: euglena, amoebae, and paramecia. For each, junior biologists read factual text, label the organism, and write answers to several questions. This neatly organized assignment is five pages long and makes an ideal preparation for examining these protists in the laboratory.
7th - 10th Science 51 Views 305 Downloads
2008 Master Gardener Training: Basic Entomology
The author of this presentation elaborates on the details of insect classification, information apparently required to become a master gardener in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. Though lengthy (110 slides), it is an outstanding collection of photos, graphs, and diagrams to educate the viewer in basic entomology.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Young scholars create a power point presentation of one of the phylum within the animal kingdom. They work in groups of two. Students show information gained during study of the animal kingdom unit as well as knowledge gained during lessons on PowerPoint, digital camera use, and scanning techniques.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Interpreting Graphics - Taxonomy
In this taxonomy worksheet, students put groups of animals into their proper order, phylum, or class. Students determine relationships between groups of animals. This worksheet has 12 true or false, 17 fill in the blank, and 6 matching questions.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 80 Downloads
Fifth graders choose an activity to help them memorize the animal classification terms according to their own "multiple intelligences" learning style. In this animal classification and study skills lesson, 5th graders memorize animal classification terms by creating mnemonic devices, constructing models, writing lyrics, or other activities developed to match multiple intelligences.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 46 Downloads
Student Paleontologists - Delving into Microfossils
Students classify microfossils according to their physical characteristics. In this earth science lesson, students research about what phylum their fossil belong to. They prepare slides and write descriptions about them.
7th - 8th Science 16 Views 16 Downloads
Bug's Eye View
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis of research papers and/or imaginary stories about the insect they collect on the school yard or at home.
K - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 434 Downloads
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
Everything in Its Place: Science Classification
Fifth graders investigate the system of classification for living things through the sixteen lessons of this unit. The five kingdoms of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals form the basis of several experiments as the similarities and differences
5th Science 11 Views 6 Downloads
In this animal classification worksheet, 9th graders explain how animals are many-celled organisms that must obtain food to survive. They also complete a chart for animal phyla characteristics, identifying each phylum, its common name and characteristics.
9th Science 8 Views 70 Downloads
Show Some Backbone and Teach Invertebrates
Fifth graders identify two similarities and two differences between two phyla, assign fictitious invertebrate to its phylum and explain why it belongs in that grouping, and construct member of given phylum and explain why it should be placed in the phylum.
5th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Animal Classification Stair Activity
Young scholars practice classifying animals in the proper phylum and writing proper scientific names. They create a stair grid to classify each animal they see during a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo. They use this grid to identify the primary characteristics for several animal phyla.
5th - 9th Science 11 Views 31 Downloads