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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.
For this protist worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 34 questions about the behaviour and different types of protists.
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.
World of Protists
Students 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.
Discovering the Forgotten Kingdom Protista
Protists, like algae and mold, are sometimes overlooked for classroom study, but they are astonishing in their diversity and importance.
Classify the Microbes
Students classify microorganisms into categories based on their characteristics. Pupils use a taxonomic key to identify organisms. They classify certain bacteria, protists, and viruses using a classification or taxonmic key.
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.
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. This is a gem of a slide show to add to your biology resource repertoire.
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.
Protists and Fungi
In this science worksheet, students use basic scientific concepts to complete the series of puzzles about protists and fungi that are intended to increase science literacy.
In this protists worksheet, students will read about the different kinds of protists including protozoans, algae, and molds. Students will then complete 2 short answer questions and 1 true or false question.
Diversity of Protists
Learners 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.
In this protists worksheet, students will review the different types of protists and the different stages of the protist life cycle. This worksheet has 10 matching questions.
In this protists learning exercise, students compare and contrast the different types of funguslike protists: slime molds, water molds, and downy mildews. This learning exercise has 1 short answer and 7 fill in the blank questions.
Protists: animallike Protists
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.
The World of Protists
In this protists instructional activity, students compare the three general types: animal-like, plant-like, and virus-like protists. This instructional activity has 3 true or false and 10 fill in the blank questions.
NS 7 Fungi , Protists
Students identify characteristics of kingdoms Protista and Fungi. They complete a worksheet of protists and fungi. Students review the familiar characteristics of plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. They need to familiarize themselves of fungi and protists.
Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi
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.
For this protists worksheet, students will use idea maps about plantlike protist and funguslike protist characteristics to complete 4 short answer questions.
Algae: Plantlike Protists
In this algae worksheet, students learn about the diversity of algae, the structures of algae, and the alternation of generations of the algae life cycle. This worksheet has 14 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 5 multiple choice questions.