Search words: Phylum Mollusca, mollusk, coelomate, clam, octopus, snail, slug, bivalve, Gastropoda, Cephalopoda, Bivalvia, trochophore.
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This powerpoint is on the Phylum Mollusca. It consists of 46 slides that are colorful, informative and visually stimulating. Please download my free preview. The preview consists of the first 10 slides of the presentation.
Topics covered are:
1) Characteristics of the phylum Mollusca
2) The terms coelomate, pseudocoelomate, and acoelomate, and the advantages of being a coelomate.
3) The trochophore larva
4) The body plan of the mollusks (head, foot, visceral mass, mantle, valves, gills, radula)
5) Three of the classes within this phylum are covered: Cephalopoda, Bivalvia, and Gastropoda
6) The characteristics of each of the above classes.
7) The external structure of the clam
8) Internal structure of the clam
9) Body systems
10) The powerpoint ends with 8 critical thinking and analysis questions.
This powerpoint was written with a typical biology I class in mind. It can easily be edited. Middle school teachers may simply want to delete a few of the slides. Honors teachers can easily include a few extra details.
Also available as a separate purchase is a set of notes to accompany this powerpoint. It includes a complete set of notes for the teacher, and an outline of the notes for the students. Students will use the outline as the powerpoint is being presented and will fill in the notes as the lesson is being taught. The notes can be viewed here: Phylum Mollusca Notes to accompany PowerPoint
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