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Ch 16: Invertebrates Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Invertebrates chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the characteristics of invertebrates 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 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
Monday Animal body plans Types of animal bodies, radial and bilateral symmetry, body tissues, body cavities, embryonic development, and structure location
Tuesday Invertebrates Typical characteristics, land invertebrates, ocean invertebrates, cnidarians, and sponges
Wednesday Worms and mollusks Roundworms, segmented worms, flatworms, mollusks characteristics, and the importance of these species
Thursday Echinoderms and arthropods Echinoderms functions and traits, characteristics of crustaceans, differences between millipedes and centipedes, types of arachnids, and the role of arthropods in the world
Friday Insects Insect techniques for gathering food, insect reproduction, common characteristics, insect lifecycles, the necessity of insects in the ecosystem, and insect pest control practices

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Invertebrates 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.

Invertebrates: Definition & Examples

2. Invertebrates: Definition & Examples

From bees to lobsters and octopi to cockroaches, invertebrates are everywhere. This lesson introduces them as a major group within biology and discusses their relationship with the human race.

Ocean Invertebrates: Sponges & Cnidarians

3. Ocean Invertebrates: Sponges & Cnidarians

While some may call them simple, sponges and cnidarians have some amazing abilities. This lesson tells the story these ocean invertebrates, ranging from sponges to coral to jellyfish.

Worms: Types & Features

4. Worms: Types & Features

You may not know this, but worms are everywhere. Many are so tiny that we can't see them crawling all over the place like we can earthworms. In this lesson, we'll learn about some of the different types of worms around us.

Mollusks: Characteristics & Types

5. Mollusks: Characteristics & Types

Do you like to eat seafood, hunt for seashells, or learn about scary sea creatures? If so, then you'll want to learn about the different types of mollusks, which include the tasty bivalves, the cool-looking gastropods, and the weird cephalopods.

Echinoderms: Traits, Types & Roles

6. Echinoderms: Traits, Types & Roles

After watching this lesson, you'll be well on your way to being an echinoderm expert! For example, you'll learn that sea cucumbers help clean up the ocean floor and that starfish can grow back any arms that are broken or damaged.

Arthropods: Definition, Characteristics & Types

7. Arthropods: Definition, Characteristics & Types

Arthropods are the most abundant animals on the planet. They fly, jump, swim, and crawl over just about every inch of the world. Learn about common types of arthropods and the characteristics they have in common.

Monarch Butterfly: Migration, Life Cycle & Facts

8. Monarch Butterfly: Migration, Life Cycle & Facts

The monarch butterfly has a fascinating life cycle and migration pattern that is repeated every single year. Read this lesson to learn how an egg eventually becomes a butterfly and how incredible this species is!

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