The main animal phylums; Porifera, Cnidaria, Acoela, Nematods, Rotifers, Annelids, Mollusca, Arthropods, Echinoderms, Chordates are covered. The characteristics are also covered; symmetry, tissue layers, embryonic development, body cavities, body structure, vertebrates, body systems. Excellent for AP and Honors Biology courses.
This chart goes along well with the Animal Kingdom Power Point
. It is excellent for secondary and college level Biology courses. The answer key is included in the file.
You can also purchase the Animal Kingdom Bundle
which has both the power point and chart together.
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Texas Biology TEKS
(8) Science concepts. The student knows that taxonomy is a branching classification based on the shared characteristics of organisms and can change as new discoveries are made. The student is expected to:
(A) define taxonomy and recognize the importance of a standardized taxonomic system to the scientific community;
(B) categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences shared among groups; and
(C) compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.]
HS-ESS2-7. Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the dynamic causes, effects, and feedbacks between the biosphere and Earth’s other systems, whereby geoscience factors control the evolution of life, which in turn continuously alters Earth’s surface. Examples of include how photosynthetic life altered the atmosphere through the production of oxygen, which in turn increased weathering rates and allowed for the evolution of animal life; how microbial life on land increased the formation of soil, which in turn allowed for the evolution of land plants; or how the evolution of corals created reefs that altered patterns of erosion and deposition along coastlines and provided habitats for the evolution of new life forms.]