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Ch 26: Introduction to Invertebrates: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Introduction to Invertebrates unit of this High School Biology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the classifications of invertebrates. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Biology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the features of invertebrates. There is no faster or easier way to learn about biology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the anterior, ventral, dorsal and bilateral symmetry of animal body plans.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a biology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an Introduction to Invertebrates unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Introduction to Invertebrates Unit Objectives:

  • Discuss protosomes and their characteristics.
  • Learn about parazoa.
  • Define and explore the characteristics of deuterostomes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 26: Introduction to Invertebrates: Homeschool Curriculum
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Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

1. Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

The Animal Kingdom is diverse and complex. How do we make sense of it all? Scientists use body plans to classify and organize the animals of Earth, making it much easier to differentiate between them.

Parazoa: Definition and Characteristics

2. Parazoa: Definition and Characteristics

The sub-kingdom Parazoa is a special group of animals that are unlike any other. In this video lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of Parazoans and identify what makes them a unique section of the Animal Kingdom.

Radiata: Definition and Characteristics

3. Radiata: Definition and Characteristics

The super-phylum Radiata describes a unique and interesting group of animals. In this video lesson you'll identify various animals that belong in this classification as well as describe the characteristics that make them so identifiable.

Protostomes: Definition and Characteristics

4. Protostomes: Definition and Characteristics

Though you may not be able to tell just by looking at them, protostomes are an evolutionarily related group based on shared characteristics of their body plans. In this lesson, you will identify these characteristics, as well as see examples of the variety of animals this group encompasses.

Deuterostomes: Definition and Characteristics

5. Deuterostomes: Definition and Characteristics

Deuterostomes, like tunicates and urchins, are amazing creatures that are classified together because they share aspects of their evolutionary pasts. In this lesson, you'll identify these characteristics and see what makes this group of animals unique.

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