MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Dichotomous Key
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students practice using keys on an imaginary creature (Norns).
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4-1
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Lab Experiment
    Classification of an Echinoderm
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    To understand how the starfish relates to its classification. Students will give three characteristics of each animal, so they can identify the organism. All students will discuss the relationship between the arthropods and echinoderms.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Henry Dill
  • Class Activity
    Vertebrate Classification Challenge
    Lesson Plan
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Students practice vertebrate classification using the organisms discussed the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Class Activity
    Invertebrate Classification Challenge
    Lesson Plan
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Students practice invertebrate classification using the organisms discussed the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe

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