Ch 26: Invertebrates for High School Biology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Invertebrates for High School Biology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about animals without backbones in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Invertebrates for High School Biology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayAnimal Body Plans: Classifications and Features Characteristics of animal body plans, differences between bilateral and radial symmetry, meaning of useful terms, including anterior, coelom, dorsal, posterior and ventral
TuesdayParazoa: Definition and Characteristics Overview of the sub-kingdom of parazoa, including examples and unique features
WednesdayRadiata: Definition and Characteristics Common features of radiata, including cnidarians and ctenophores
ThursdayProtostomes: Definition and CharacteristicsShared characteristics and examples of protosomes, such as insects, spiders and worms
FridayDeuterostomes: Definition and CharacteristicsCommon features and examples of deuterostomes, including chordates and echinoderms

5 Lessons in Chapter 26: Invertebrates for High School Biology Lesson Plans
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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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