Newport Beach, California
|Suggested Grade Level:
7-10 Grade Biological Science
Area: Invertebrate Taxonomy
Try this Link for General Reference Ucmp Web Lift to Taxonomy -University of California, Berkeley
Somewhere around 9 or 10 million species of animals inhabit the earth;
Living things are classified in a hierarchical taxonomy. The basic levels of this hierarchy are:
A popular mnemonic to remember the above list is
TASK: You must learn to say these seven
levels of classification in
* I recommend that you say
them OUT LOUD and OVER and OVER .
|1.) Phylum Porifera: Sponges|
|1.) How many species of sponges are found in the world?
(tell about where they live)
2.) Explain what cellular-level organization means?
|Click here to
see how sponges are built.
3.) The body plan of a sponge (as seen on "how sponges are built"
|2.) Cnidarians: Jellyfish,
coral, hydra & sea anemones
|Web Resourcs for Cnidarians
Animal Diversity Web -University of Michigan
Click here to find out about Cnidarians
The Cnidaria Home Page
Introduction to the Cnidaria -U.C. Bekeley
Jelly Fish: Phantoms of the Deep -National Aquarium (Baltimore)
1.) Explain what it means to have "tissue level" of organization?
2.) How many openings to the Cnidarian's body? (Tell the two functions)
3.) Tell how medusae and polyps are different from one another.
4.) Explain how nematocysts work for Cnidarians.
|3.) Platyhelminthes: The flatworms|
Click here to read about Platyhelminthes
1.) Explain what bilateral symmetry is all about.
here to see the parts of a flatworm.
2.) Draw a picture of either:
|4.) Mollusks (soft bodied invertebrates)|
Cephalopods Page | Ocean
Animals - Mollusks
Pictures of Mullusks
|Try this Link to Answer the questions below.
Search Marine Species Index
1.) Explain about two adaptations of mollusks?
2.) Explain where the mantle is and what it does for mollusks.
3.) Make a detailed drawing of the Squid anatomy
|5.) Annelids: The segmented worms.|
Introduction to the Annelida
|6.) Echinoderms: Spiny skinned invertebrates|
Try to find Internet Resources to answer the following questions.
1.) What are three ways you would be able to recognize an echinoderm
here to see a couple of echinoderms
to find out about the Crown of Thorns Starfish that is threatening the
animals with exoskeletons & jointed appendages
here to find out about arthropods
1.) Explain one reason that arthropods are such a
wildly successful group of
1.) What is the deadliest animal in the world? (deadlier than what?)
1.) Why does a rainy season set the stage for a mosquito
4.) Draw a picture in your Invertebrate Book that either:
a.) Shows the life cycle of the mosquito
|A Few Internet Resources:|
Martindale's Reference Desk
Potter's Science Gems Gems
Sheppard's Science Resources
Sheppard's Useful Links
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|Email: email@example.com (Barbara Wagner)|
Revised November 4, 2001