Animal Diversity – Invertebrates


Animal Diversity - Invertebrates includes the following concepts:

• Introduction to Animals
• Animal Behavior
• Sponges, Cnidarians and Worms
• Mollusks, Arthropods and Echinoderms
• Insects

Students will be able to:

• Explain what characteristics all animals share
• Describe essential functions that animals carry out
• List types of body plans and symmetry
• Explain how cell division occurs – zygote, blastula, gastrula, endoderm, ectoderm and mesoderm
• Identify three main groups of cnidarians and the two body plans of the life cycle – polyp and medusa
• Compare and contrast between flatworms, round worms and segmented worms
• Explain defining features of mollusks
• Define the three main classes of mollusks – gastropod, bivalve, cephalopod
• Recognize distinguishing features of the three major groups of arthropods – crustaceans, spiders (and relatives) and insects
• Differentiate between complete metamorphosis and incomplete metamorphosis

Each concept shares:

• Actual photos of both the INPUT and OUTPUT pages of Science Interactive Notebook
• Instructions on how to create/use/complete activity for OUTPUT side
• Mini-Quizzes for each concept to check students’ understanding
• Answer Keys for all mini-quizzes
• Appendix with Teacher Notes for Interactive Notebook in LARGE print.

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Total Pages: 36
Answer Key: Included

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