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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
Students list characteristics and features of animals found in their community. They then group the animals according to how they are similar and different and create names for each group. They then create a chart of their classification system.
4th - 12th Science 8 Views 104 Downloads
Invertebrates and Vertebrate Evolution
Students explore the major characteristics of the major animal phyla. They describe adaptive features that have contributed to the success of animals on land. Students explain how primate evolution provides a context for understanding human origins.
8th - 11th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
Junior biologists design and maintain a website about a zoo by researching, classifying, and providing the correct habitats for the animals they choose to have in their zoo. This technology-based project can last over an entire semester and incoporates classification and ecology concepts.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Activity Two: The Classic Fossil Lab-Simple Format
In this fossil learning exercise, students are given a bag of fossils to identify. They use a key and a learning exercise with pictures of the various types of fossils. They answer questions about fossils and use a web site to find out if their state has a fossil.
8th - 10th Science 22 Views 265 Downloads
Levels of Classification
Students use diagrams to compare structural differences that taxonomists use to classify animals. For this classification lesson plan, students compare structures of different species from given diagrams. In one diagram they identify the phylum of each species, in another they identify the class of each species, in another they identify the order of each species and finally the family names of each species.
8th - 10th Science 59 Views 214 Downloads
Marine biology beginners read about the 2005 Florida Coast Deep Corals expedition, research phylum Cnidaria, and then report on a specific coral deep-sea coral group. There is an abundance of background information and internet resources to keep your class exploring coral for days!
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 4 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
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study the DNA that is expressed as an antifreeze protein.
9th - Higher Ed Science 33 Views 23 Downloads
Illinois Wildlife Scavenger Hunt
Students complete a scavenger hunt on a CD-ROM. Using the program, they discover which animals in Illinois are endangered and the types of animals living in their county. They classify the animals into class, families and phylum as well.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Animal Kingdom: Phylum Chordata
Students 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