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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 Phyla

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students 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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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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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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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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Phylum Porifera – The Sponges

For Students 9th - 12th
They may not look like it, but sponges are living, breathing creatures! A PowerPoint presentation explains the important characteristics of the invertebrate Phylum Porifera, or more commonly known as the sponges. From their body...
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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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Algae: An Overview

For Teachers 10th
The main characteristics and definitive features of red, green, brown, and 4 other algea are listed along with great photos and examples. The details involved with reproduction styles, and information about traits of each Phyla are...
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Plant Diversity

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is an all-encompassing overview of the plant kingdom! In this worksheet, beginning botanists describe characteristics of the four different plant phyla, explain various life cycles, differentiate between monocots and dicots, and...
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The Three Worm Phyla

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the three worm phyla. In this classification lesson plan, 9th graders observe, compare and contrast the planarian, tapeworm, and fluke.
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Animal Phylum Matching

For Students 6th - 8th
In this animal phylum review activity, students sharpen their science skills as they match the 7 animal phylum names to the appropriate pictures and descriptions.
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Phylum Arthropoda Concept Map

For Students 6th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students complete a concept map of the Phylum Arthropoda using the word list given. They fill in the 10 blanks with correct answers.
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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
Students 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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Kingdom Animalia: Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As you work through the biological hierarchy, visit several phyla within the animal kingdom. This PowerPoint introduces viewers to characteristics and reproduction in sponges, cnidarian, flatworms, and roundworms. Make sure to add the...
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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 in a 10-part series teaches scholars about kingdom, phylum, class, and...
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A Survey of the Invertebrate Animal Phyla

For Students 9th - 12th
In this invertebrate worksheet, students answer 33 questions about invertebrates such as their characteristics, their symmetry, their types of feeding methods, germ layers and the phylums within invertebrates.
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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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Invertebrates

For Students 9th - 12th
How many different invertebrates can you name? A thorough presentation describes the eight different Phyla of invertebrates. Each slide gives a quick overview of the important physical characteristics of each of the Phyla.
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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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Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow! Review an entire semester of biology curriculum playing this Science Jeopardy game! The variety of topics is extremely broad, so you will need to review each question to find if they all apply to your course. As you find material...
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Cnidarians and Ctenophorans

For Students 9th - 12th
Cnidaria is a broad phylum of 11,000 different species from jellyfish to coral. Most Cnidarians are marine species with a few freshwater examples. A lesson presentation explains the important characteristics of different species of both...
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Modern Classification

For Students 9th
For 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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Invertebrates and Vertebrate Evolution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Pupils explore the major characteristics of the major animal phyla. They describe adaptive features that have contributed to the success of animals on land. Students explain how primate evolution provides a context for understanding...

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