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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 55 Views 108 Downloads
The Crusty Fossils
Young scholars identify some of the different species of crabs and tell how they adapt themselves to their environment. They discuss the evolution and stages of development of the crabs. They identify the Phylum Arthropoda and the Class Crustacea.
5th - 8th Science 4 Views 7 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
Students 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
Animal Kingdom: Phylum Chordata
Young scholars use a dichotomous key to classify various vertebrate jar speciments into classes. They examine the speciments for general characteristics of each class and fill in a corresponding chart and then complete a few final assessment questions to demonstrate understanding.
8th - 12th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Students 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 21 Views 78 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
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 5 Views 68 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 14 Views 188 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 6 Views 12 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 3 Views 44 Downloads