Complex Animals: Annelids and Arthropods

Introduce your class to the importance of segmentation in evolutionary history with a video that explain how segmentation permitted the development of complex animals. The narrator analyzes examples of annelids and arthropods in terms of their similarities and differences. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research different annelids and/or arthropods and present findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes learners understand hermaphrodites
  • 23rd in a series of 40 videos
Pros

  • Links a list of references used in the video
  • Great segment on arthropods; the narrator's enthusiasm is contagious
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS