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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
Protist Concept Mapping
Using terms from a word bank, biologists complete a graphic organizer of protist structure and behavior. It is a simple worksheet, but helps visual learners to mentally organize these concepts. Use this resource as a note-taking guide or a review of animal-like protists.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 65 Downloads
Prokaryotes and Protists
In this Prokaryotes and Protists worksheet, students are given details about the Kingdom Monera and Kingdom Protista. Included are examples of the species in each kingdom, the characteristics of each kingdom and how the species are classified in each kingdom.
8th - 10th Science 4 Views 108 Downloads
The Variety and Roles of Microbes
Mini microbiologists play a card game in which they group microorganisms by groups: virus, fungus, protist, or bacteria. Then they identify the roles different microbes play in the natural world and explore how humans effectively use certain microorganisms in food production and industry.
5th - 8th Science 52 Views 52 Downloads
Sort through the "junk drawer kingdom" as the protists laugh at our attempts to classify them! AP biology classes consider the array of organisms that do not file neatly into the other four kingdoms of classification. Evidence for the theory of endosymbiosis is also listed in connection with why the protists are so diverse.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 38 Downloads
With this collection of slides, future biologists get to view photographs of protozoans from different phyla. Interspersed with the photos are bullet-style notes listing characteristics of each group. Unfortunately, most of the pictures are blurry when viewed in full slide show fashion, so this would be best used for individual or small group use on computers.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Find the Speed of a Protist
Students identify protists under a microscope, and using a stopwatch calculate the speed of a protist from a pond water sample. They use distance and time to identify the speed of a protist, and create a distance versus time graph to interpret the average speed of a protist from the pond sample.
6th - 7th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
World of Protists
Pupils observe a jar of pond water and predict how much life they think exists in the jar and watch a "Bill Nye: The Science Guy" video regarding protists. They participate in an online virtual pond dip where they begin to familiarize themselves with potential pond water microorganisms.
2nd - 4th Science 7 Views 25 Downloads
Protists and Fungi
Here is an outstanding presentation on protista. It lists general characteristics, and then moves on to describing three different categories of protists. For each, viewers learn physical features, behaviors, and means of reproduction. Colorful, high-quality photos and diagrams illustrate each slide.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 41 Downloads
It's a Small, Small World
Students compare and contrast the different characteristics of animal-like, plant-like, and fungus-like protists. They list examples and describe the characteristics shared by the three protist groups. They create a brochure or slideshow presentation to highlight the three types of protists.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 51 Downloads
Cell Structures and Their Functions
Life science learners investigate live cells. They examine wet mount slides of cyanobacteria and Elodea plants. They peer into the dynamic microscopic world of protists. Afterward, they construct a model of a cell, including rudimentary structures: cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, cell wall, mitochondria, vacuole, and possibly flagella or cilia.
7th - 12th Science 45 Views 213 Downloads
Wow! Separate organelles from the cells of dried peas. Observe vacuoles in beet cells. Watch protists in action. Examine SEM photographs. Beginning biologists get a complete exposure to the structure and function of cell organelles. Two assessments are also available, which you can assign as homework.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 70 Downloads
Investigative Case - Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps
Students use this WebQuest to explore the vast diversity of microbes, especially those microbes of the Atlantic Cedar Swamps. They tell a story about the protests of the Atlantic Cedar Swamp in the form of anthropomorphism.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 23 Downloads
Though there are seventy-seven slides in this PowerPoint, only small bits of information are presented on each. It outlines the roles microorganisms play in the environment and spends time listing characteristics of each four different types: bacteria, protists, fungi, viruses.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 35 Downloads
The presentations put together by Dr. Marjorie Anne Wallace are always quite good. This one is no exception! In it, learners enter the world of bacteria and living systems. This PowerPoint is meant to be used while lecturing the whole class.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Holoplankton are always plankton, whereas meroplankton are only plankton as larvae. Reveal several examples of each to your young marine biologists with this PowerPoint presentation. The first seven slides, an introduction to zooplankton, are hard to read because of a busy background.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads