Invertebrates Lesson Plans

  • Lab Experiment
    The Earthworm and Soil Fertilization
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    Students observe how an earthworm influences soil structure (The ingestion of soil; the partial breakdown of organic matter; the mixture of these factions, and the ejection of this material as surface or sub-surface casts; the formation of water-stable aggregates; the aeration of the soil, and the improvement of its water-holding capacity; the addition of lime to the soil.). Students should develop an appreciation for earthworms.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Carolyn Matthews High School
  • Worksheet
    Interpreting Graphics - Taxonomy
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Using a concept map, students interpret how how animals are related.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Worksheet
    Arthropod Poetry
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students read the rhymes about arthropods and predict which associated scientific term explain the rhyme.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Worksheet
    Intro to Sponges
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students will read and answer questions on a sponge's anatomy, physiology, reproduction and metabolism. Students will also color drawing for corresponding body parts.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Invertebrate Diversity
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Experiment
    Students compare basic characteristics of earthworms, snails, and several arthropods, all of which can be purchased at low cost from local pet stores.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School

More Invertebrates lesson plans are in the works.
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