Invertebrate Chordates

Most chordates are easy to identify because of the specific classification criteria of their phylum. But what about tunicates? Young scientists read a short explanation about why tunicates, or sea squirts, are considered to be members of Phylum Chordata before answering two comprehension questions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign for homework before learners return to class for a discussion the next day
  • Have class members write a short argument paragraph about whether or not they agree with the classification of tunicates
Pros

  • A good companion to a lesson on animal classification
Cons

  • None