Arthropods are a Phylum that suffers from many students misconceptions. This lesson plan is designed to use two of the most commonly dissected arthropods (crayfish and grasshopper) for an extra learning opportunity before they are dissected.
-Note: This lesson plan does not delve into Euarthropoda, if your curriculum distinguishes this Phylum separately this lesson plan may need to be modified before you can use it.
Students will compare two samples through the use of a Venn Diagram and a narrative paragraph in order to understand the breadth of both similarities and differences with the Phylum Arthropoda.
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-Two Student Worksheets
-Teachers Version Powerpoint
-Student Version Powerpoint
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