Unit 7: Invertebrates

January 21 to February 9, 2009

Unit Resources

text book

websites

objectives

Overview: Almost all of the animals on earth are invertebrates -- from sponges to insects, they populate the planet in amazing numbers and diversity. Starting with the simple invertebrates like corals and anemones and moving on through the worms and insects, we studied the relationship between anatomy and environment. The two dissections in this unit (earthworm and grasshopper) brought us "up close and personal" with the inner workings and adaptations of invertebrates.
Day

Date

Today's Topics and Activities

Assignment

1

Wednesday
1/21
Unit 5 Packet
Sample Invertebrates

none

2

Thursday
1/22
Invertebrate Overview
-(Lab Report Challenge)
-Bill on Invertebrates

(Lab Report Challenge)


3

Friday
1/23
Sponges
-examples and description
-shape of life episode 1

(Data Tables)

4

Monday
1/26
Sponges and Cnidarians
-filter feeding vs...
-tentacles, nerves, and movement

[1]
Sponges & Cnidarian Questions

5

Tuesday
1/27
Line Graphs
-data collection (water and calcium chloride)
-how to make a line graph

[2]
Sponge and Cnidarian Track on This Form

6

Wednesday
1/28
Worms (day 1)
-flatworms
-video parts of episodes 3

 [2]
Sponge and Cnidarian Track on This Form

7

Thursday
1/29

Worms (day 2)
-comparing worm phyla
-understanding increased complexity

???

8

Friday
1/30

Worms (day 3)
-Yucky & Herman websites
-notes today, quiz Monday(=[4])

[4]
Wendell and Herman

9

Monday
2/2
Insects
-Bill video
-Boncat section

none

10

Tuesday
2/3
Mollusks
-common anatomy
-diverse examples and habitats
[5]
Mollusks

11

Wednesday
2/4
Mollusks (day 2)
-each-one-teach-one then quiz
-Shape of Life video segments
[6]

12

Thursday
2/5
Arthropods
-the 5 classes = [7]
-insects and arachnids

Study  for test
use this jeopardy game if you like

13

Friday
2/6
Unit Test
-take test
-get corrections

none



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