Misconceptions about Arthropods Full Lesson Plan: Dissections, NGSS, Hand On

Misconceptions about Arthropods Full Lesson Plan: Dissections, NGSS, Hand On
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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.

The included diagrams have been uploaded as PDFs so that they can be opened in preview and typed into, making this entire lesson paperless if you have access to laptops. Alternatively you can print the worksheets out and have students fill them in by hand.

Included in this lesson plan you get:
-Lesson Plan
-Two Student Worksheets
-Teachers Version Powerpoint
-Student Version Powerpoint

You will need:
-Crayfish samples
-Grasshopper samples

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