Even the creepy crawlers have pretty amazing anatomy! A thorough lesson describes characteristics of arthropods with an emphasis on their structures. Beginning with a review of the taxonomy hierarchy, the lesson explains the different classes of arthropods and what makes them unique.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners take notes in graphic organizers
  • Follow the lesson with a lab dissection to study the anatomy firsthand
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of invertebrate classes
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  • Emphasizes new vocabulary with color
  • Offers several images of real-life examples with descriptions

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