The key to success in teaching a unit on any topic is to provide the best instruction possible followed by a good review exercise.
This PowerPoint consists of 125 slides of questions and answers and provides an excellent review for the chapter test. I use this review PowerPoint after completing the material in this unit: The Kingdom Protista PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student.
This is NOT a teaching PowerPoint. It is strictly for review purposes. Each slide has one question followed by one answer.
The questions are of varying difficulty levels. Many of the questions are basic and concrete in nature, but many of the questions involve critical thinking and problem solving skills.
This set of questions is perfect for any type of game format. Students can form groups and compete with one another during the review exercise. The review PowerPoint can also be used in a computer lab with each student reviewing independently and silently.
This review PowerPoint is appropriate for any biology or life science class with students in grades 8 - 12.
Topics covered by this lesson:
1. Introduction to Protists: What is a protist? Simple or complex? Classification of the protists. Three groups of Protists: Protozoa, Algae, Slime and Water Molds.
2. The Evolution of the Protists: How eukaryotic cells differ from prokaryotic cells, how eukaryotic cells evolved, theory of endosymbiosis, evidence in support of endosymbiosis.
3. The Algae: General characteristics, autotrophs, how they are classified, reasons why the algae are not placed in the plant kingdom.
4. Classification of the algae: Color, types of chlorophylls they contain, methods of food storage, cell wall composition.
5. Structure of the Algae: thallus, unicellular, colonial, filamentous, multicellular.
6. Reproduction in the Algae: Asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, zoospores, conjugation, fragmentation, isogametes, heterogametes, alternation of generations.
7. The Green Algae: Characteristics of green algae, Spirogyra is used as an example of this group of algae, students will label the structures found in a filament of Spirogyra, pyrenoids, spiral shaped chloroplast, fragmentation. Students will label the steps in a drawing showing conjugation in Spirogyra.
8. The Yellow-Green Algae: Characteristics of yellow-green algae, Vaucheria is used as an example of this group of algae, students will label the structures found in a filament of Vaucheria, conjugation of heterogametes, oogonium, antheridium.
9. The Brown Algae (Example: Laminaria): Characteristics of the brown algae, holdfast, stipe, blade, life cycle of Laminaria, alternation of generations, gametophyte generation, sporophyte generation.
10. Diatoms: Basic characteristics covered.
11. Dinoflagellates: Basic characteristics.
12. The Euglena: Definition of euglenoid, mixotrophs, students will label the structures found in Euglena, animal like characteristics of Euglena, plant like characteristics of Euglena, eyespot, pellicle, contractile vacuole, binary fission.
13. The Protozoans: General characteristics, zooplankton, diseases, classification of protozoans based on their method of movement.
14. The Sarcodines: Amoeba characteristics, pseudopodia, contractile vacuole, methods of food getting, reproduction in amoeba, diseases caused by Sarcodines.
15. The Ciliates (Example: Paramecium): Characteristics of ciliates, cilia, students will label structures found in paramecium, macronucleus, micronucleus, pellicle, food getting, anal pore, trichocysts, methods of asexual and sexual reproduction in paramecium.
16. The Flagellates: Characteristics of flagellates, flagella, trypanosomes, African sleeping sickness.
17. The Sporozoans: Characteristics of Sporozoans, life cycle of plasmodium, the malarial parasite.
18. The Fungus-like Protists: The slime molds and water molds, basic characteristics are covered.
You might also be interest in the following:
The Kingdom Protista PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student
Protista Kingdom Interactive Notebook Pages
Lab: The Living Protists - Living Algae and Living Protozoans
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