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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. Plenty of direction, space for recording observations, and follow-up questions make this handout a thorough investigation of invertebrates for middle or high school biology classes, especially when studying classification.
Students 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.
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.
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.
In this animal phylum review worksheet, students sharpen their science skills as they match the 7 animal phylum names to the appropriate pictures and descriptions.
In this biology learning exercise, students complete a concept map of the Phylum Arthropoda using the word list given. They fill in the 10 blanks with correct answers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this snails worksheet, students respond to several questions about snails and their body functions. Students also answer questions based on how snails are classified according to how animals are classified by kingdom, phylum, and class.
In this sponges worksheet, students read the information about sponges. Students answer the provided questions about the reading passage. Students color the illustration at the bottom of the page.
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. To end the lesson, they focus on one phylum of animals and present their information to the class.
Students classify microfossils according to their physical characteristics. In this earth science lesson plan, students research about what phylum their fossil belong to. They prepare slides and write descriptions about them.
Students design and create their own hypothetical animal. In this biology lesson, students identify the factors organisms need to survive. They classify their animals according to its correct phylum.
For this Porifera worksheet, students compare and contrast the characteristics of the organisms found in this phylum. This worksheet has 1 graph, 2 short answer, and 15 fill in the blank questions.
In this biology worksheet, students color and label the different parts of an earth worm. They complete 41 short answers and fill in the blank questions about earthworms.
In this taxonomy learning exercise, students learn about Linnaeus' system for classifying living things. Students complete 2 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions based on what they read.
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.