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40 resources with the concept phylum

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Animal Classification

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
So many animals, so many characteristics—how do we classify them all? A short tour of taxonomy awaits within a helpful Fuse School video on Evolution. Science scholars see how scientists sort animals into the main classes and what traits...
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Classifying Organisms Based On the Characteristics of the Five Kingdoms of Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kids prefer candy over fried green spinach. King Philip can order five good soups. Mnemonic devices are very helpful for remembering taxonomy. The second lesson plan in a 10-part series teaches scholars about kingdom, phylum, class, and...
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A Dichotomous Key of Virginia’s Native Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can your class correctly classify plant species? Individuals explore native plants of the local environment and correctly classify them into their respective categories. They investigate differences in the plants and discuss similarities...
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Animal Phyla and Plant Divisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searched hours for an activity that allows individuals the ability to use multiple resources to learn about both plant and animal kingdoms? This discussion and activity provide pupils with the ability to visualize each organism before...
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Phylum Chordata

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help young biologists find their place in the animal kingdom with a life science presentation on the phylum chordata. Over the course of 54 slides, your class will dive deeper and deeper into the hierarchy of biological classification,...
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Invertebrate Diversity

For Students 6th - 12th
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...
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Classification Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Junior biologists journey through the hiearchy of living things with these activites. Using a dichotomous key, they identify common algae, plants, and fish. They design their own key for a mixture of seeds and a collection of...
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Campbell's Biology

For Students 9th - 12th
Six chapters of a biology characteteristics of different domains xt are covered in this twenty-page assignment. Biology buffs chart the characteristics of different groups of organisms and address many critical-thinking questions about...
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Invertebrate Phyla

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners explore the invertebrate phyla. They discuss the characteristics of the invertebrate Phyla in the Kingdom Animal. Students classify organisms into Phyla based on their characteristics. They distinguish radial symmetry, bilateral...
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6 Kingdoms of Life Part 2: Plants and Animals

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Check this out! Part two of a set of slide shows about biological classification; this one zooms in on kindgom plantae and kingdom animalia. Attractive and informational slides cover details that make this most appropriate for advanced...
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Around-The-World-Zoo

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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Echinoderm Lab Practical

For Teachers 9th
This is a very specific powerpoint that leads students through questions about Sea Stars, their structure, and function.  There are questions regarding the clear images on each slide, and there are some general questions about the...
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Biological Classification Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Classify living things with a set of worksheets that has pupils sorting and indentifying living and non-living things. Learners use the worksheets as a basis for finding their answers. 
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Organizing Life

For Students 7th - 12th
In this taxonomy instructional activity, 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.
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Animal Kingdom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Hunting Invertebrate Fossils in the Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars acquire a general knowledge of fossils and paleontology, the study of evidence of life in the past and identify the major invertebrate groups (phyla) commonly found in the fossil record.
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Sunken Lesson: Classifying Animals

For Teachers 5th
This PowerPoint features vocabulary and key concepts related to animal classification. Information about levels of classification, traits common to vertebrates and invertebrates, and a description of metamorphosis are included. The text...
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Spectacular Squid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study squid including what family they are in.  In this exploratory lesson students view a video, answer questions and complete an activity on squid. 
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Cool Corals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research questions pertaining to ecology and biology of shallow and deep water corals.  In this investigative instructional activity student get into groups and design questions that will expand their knowledge of corals. 
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Biodiversity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biodiversity worksheet, students sort and classify animals by their observable features using a dichotomous key. Students then respond to questions about complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
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Major Phyla of the Animal Kingdom

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this animal kingdom worksheet, students compare and contrast the 10 different phyla including the description and approximate number of species found in each one. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Modern Classification

For Students 9th
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...
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Modern Classification

For Students 9th
In this modern classification worksheet, 9th graders describe ways scientists determine an organism's phylogeny. Then they explain what the animal and fungi kingdoms have in common and how they differ. Students also classify some cells...
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Kingdom Protista

For Students 9th
In this protists worksheet, 9th graders complete the table identifying several types of protists and matching the correct picture to them. Then they describe and name what phylum or class each protist belongs to.