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- Sabrina F., Special Education Teacher
- Fairfax, VA
Protist Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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. This is a gem of a slide show to add to your biology resource repertoire.
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. Engage your biologists in this fascinating kingdom of organisms.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Young scholars identify under a microscope several different genera of protists. They discuss the three different categories of protists. Students discuss characteristics of the protists that they have already been taught. They view and sketch each protist slide, rotating every 4 minutes.
Students are taught that Malaria and African Sleeping sickness are caused by protists. They discuss how animal-like protists harm other living things. Students discuss and listen to the major phyla of animallike protists. They draw and label an amoeba and a paramecium and turn in their drawings.
In this viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi worksheet, students will review the basic characteristics of each of these groups. Students will complete 7 fill in the blank questions about viruses, 6 true or false questions about bacteria, 11 matching questions about protists, and 7 short answer questions about fungi.