Taxonomy - Animals - The Invertebrates

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A 12-page reading and worksheet that covers two major topics: (1) animals and their general features and (2) the taxonomy of invertebrates, which includes their general characteristics, structure and function, diverse body plans, and 8 major phyla.


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Page 1-8: Reading Exercise
Reading assignment that summarizes the following topics:

- Review of the 3 domain system of classification
- Animals: An Introduction
- 2 major categories of animals (invertebrates, chordates)

- Features of animal body plans, including the following:
- Levels of organization
- Body symmetry (none, radial, bilateral)
- Germ layers (endoderm, mesoderm, ectoderm)
- Body cavities (acoelomates, pseudocoelomates, coelomates)
- Embryonic development (protostomes, deuterostomes)
- Segmentation
- Cephalization
- Limb formation
- Introduction to invertebrates
- Taxonomy of invertebrates (including cladogram)

- Summary table of all 8 invertebrate phyla with name, examples, and description:
- Sponges
- Cnidarians
- Roundworms
- Flatworms
- Annelids (segmented worms)
- Mollusks
- Echinoderms
- Arthropods

Pages 9-10: Review Exercises
Review exercises that cover the major concepts found in the reading section. Include short answer, summary charts, and concept application questions.

Pages 11-12: Answer Key
Answer key for all review exercises.


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Taxonomy - Animals - The Invertebrates
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Taxonomy - Animals - The Invertebrates
Taxonomy - Animals - The Invertebrates
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