- This bundle Includes everything you need to teach a unit on mollusks to your life science or biology students. The bundle contains a 64-slide PowerPoint presentation, lecture notes for the teacher, a guided notes outline for the students, set of task cards, homework assignments/study guide, Phylum$26.75$33.48Save $6.73
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This set of 60 enrichment, reinforcement, and review task cards for your lessons on mollusks will ensure that your students have mastered the information. Questions cover the mollusk body plan, symmetry, the trochophore larva, and body systems. Students will compare the traits and characteristics of animals found in three mollusk classes: Gastropoda, Bivalvia, and Cephalopoda. Complete list of concepts covered can be found below.
Suitable for life science and biology students in grades 8 - 12.
What is included in this product?
- Teacher Guide containing tips, directions and suggestions.
- A set of 60 FULL COLOR task cards in editable and pdf formats.
- A set of 60 LOW INK task cards in editable and pdf formats.
- Two full page, full color diagrams that are used with selected task cards.
- A student answer sheet for recording answers.
- Blank task cards so that you can add additional questions.
- A complete teacher answer key.
- A teacher answer key Review PowerPoint that can be used to go over answers with the students.
Task cards are a fantastic way to enrich or reinforce lessons, review difficult concepts, or provide extra practice for the struggling student. The student reads each card, performs the task, and records his/her answer on the included student answer sheet.
From the moment of purchase, you will be ready to use your task cards in just a few minutes. Simply print the sheets of task cards on card stock paper, laminate, and cut the cards apart. The cards look best when printed in color, but they can easily be printed in black and white.
This set of 60 task cards on the Phylum Mollusca covers the following concepts and topics:
- Characteristics of the Phylum Mollusca.
- Mollusks are coelomates: Includes the definition of “coelom”, the advantages of having a true coelom, and a list of animal phyla that have a true coelom. Students review the differences between acoelomates, pseudocoelomates, and coelomates.
- The trochophore larva.
- Bilateral symmetry.
- The Mollusk Body Plan: Head. Foot, visceral hump, mantle, shell, gills, radula.
- Three classes of mollusks are covered: Class Gastropoda, Class Bivalvia, and Class Cephalopoda. Students will compare the different characteristics of the three classes.
- Students will view a generalized drawing of the mollusk body plan and answer questions regarding the drawing.
- Class Gastropoda: Characteristics of the members of this class, torsion, the open circulatory system, hemolymph, hemocoel, characteristics of snails, slugs, and nudibranchs.
- Class Bivalvia: Characteristics of the members of this class, external and internal anatomy of the clam.
- External Clam Anatomy: Umbo, hinge, siphons, valves, growth rings, and foot.
- Internal Clam Anatomy: Mantle, foot, dorsal excurrent siphon, ventral incurrent siphon, palps, mouth, stomach, digestive gland, intestine, anus, anterior and posterior adductor muscles, heart, gills, and gonads.
- Class Bivalvia Body Systems: Movement, Food-getting and Digestion, Nervous system, Open Circulatory system, Reproductive system, Respiratory system.
- Student will look at a full size drawing of a particular clam life cycle and answer questions regarding this life cycle.
- Class Cephalopoda: Characteristics of the members of this class, division of the foot into tentacles, predatory lifestyle, chromatophores.
- Cephalopod body systems: Closed Circulatory system, Nervous system, Reproductive system.
- Characteristics of squid, octopus, and chambered nautilus.
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