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Island Explorers Curriculum Home

 

Unit 2

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Lesson Plan 7

 (Concepts/Objectives)

"CRITTERS CLASSIFIED"

QUESTION
What are the major groups of invertebrates and what do they look like?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
Scientists divide organisms into different groups (phyla) according to their shared characteristics. Most marine invertebrates fall into one of the six major phyla.

SKILLS

  • observation
  • comparison
  • critical analysis

OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to recognize the major phylogenetic groups of invertebrate animals.
  • Students will also be able to work through a dichotomous key to identify the phylum of specific invertebrates.

TIME NEEDED

  • 2-hour class period

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Several pictures of various invertebrates within each phylum.
  • Dichotomous Key