Get excited!!!! Our new unit on Invertebrates will begin on March 19th!!! For this unit, we will investigating 8 different phyla (groups) of invertebrates and discovering their characteristics. (Porifera, Cnidaria, Nematoda, Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Echniodermata, Mollusca, and Arthropoda). Throughout the unit we will be working with preserved specimen, live specimen, and performing some dissections.

This is a three/four week unit, and we will be covering a LOT of material, which is why you are allowed to create a phylum flip book. This flip book will act as a cheat sheet for you to record any information you learn during this unit. You may use your phylum flip book for the lab practical.

THURSDAY'S INFORMATION FOR CLASSWORK:
ARTHROPOD CLASSIFICATION


NOTES FOR EACH PHYLA:
PORIFERA:


CNIDARIA:


NEMATODA:


PLATYHELMINTHES:


ANNELIDA:



ECHINODERMATA:




MOLLUSCA:



ARTHROPODA:



DAILY AGENDA:

Wednesday (3/19/14) ---
  • EQ:
    • What is an invertebrate?


IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • Students: Created our flip books, worked on the notes for the Kingdom (located on the last page of the flip book), Taxonomy and Classification

See handouts below:

Calendar to follow for filling out flip books:





Flip book template:





Thursday (3/20/14)
IN CLASS TODAY WE...

  • EQ
    • How smart are animals?
    • How do we classify invertebrates?
    • What are the characteristics of Invertebrates?

  • Took notes on the back of the flipbook (introduction)
  • Reviewed classification of animals and invertebrates
  • Watched a PBS video: How smart is an octopus? To view this video, download the Real Player Cloud (free)


Powerpoint for last page of notes:



Graphic Organizer of the Phylum:


Review on Classification:



HOMEWORK: Complete Porifera for FRIDAY!

We are beginning the Phyla notes for the flipbooks! Make sure to keep up with your notes! This is very important, because if your notes are complete, you will be able to use them on the test and quizzes!





Friday 3/21/14 --- PHYLUM PORIFERA
You are required to complete the notes for each unit using your flipbook at home or during studyhalls.

  • EQ:
    • What are the adaptations of sponges that have made them successful?
    • What are the three types of symmetry animals display?

IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • Completed a lab on Phyla Porifera - each lab station is split into 4 stations. Students moved through each of the 4 stations, giving about 4 minutes to finish the station.
  • This lab focuses on the topics covered on Monday as well as the main points of the two Phyla.

Lab sheet:





Powerpoint for the lab station 1- Symmetry:




HOMEWORK: Make sure to have your notes completed for Phylum Cnidaria for MONDAY!!



Monday 3/24/14 --

  • EQ:
    • How are Cnidaria adapted to survive in the ocean/freshwater?

IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • Reviewed the lab on Porifera from Friday
  • We reviewed our notes on Cnidaria
  • We took a WDYR on Phylum Porifera and Cnidaria
  • We began watching the video Cnidarians on the move (Shape of Life - PBS)


Tuesday 3/25/14 --

  • EQ:
    • What is a Cnidocyte?
    • How are Cnidaria adapted to survive in the ocean/freshwater?

IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • Completed the Cnidaria lab - How fast is a Cnidocyte, Microscopy on HYDRA, Models of Cnidaria body plans
  • We watched Cnidarians on the move (Shape of Life video - PBS)
  • Discussed the types of cells that cnidarians have that sting.
  • Tomorrow we will begin the Nematoda investigation

HOMEWORK: NOTES on Phylum Nematoda and Phylum Platyhelminthes.
CNIDARIA LAB:




LINK TO THE CNIDOCYTE WEBSITE:








Wednesday 3/26/14 - PHYLUM NEMATODA AND PHYLUM PLATYHELMINTHES
IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • Completed a lab on Phylum Nematoda and Phylum Platyhelminthes.
  • Below is the lab sheet we completed in class.

DUE to the PSSA's, we had to combine two labs. We are looking at Hydra today in the microscope, as well as round and flat worms. We are also using the NAME THAT WORM below to identify various worms.



NAME THAT WORM:


HOMEWORK: Study for Quiz on Porifera, Cnideria, Nematoda and Platyhelminthes - FRIDAY
Begin working on Phylum Annelida DUE MONDAY.









THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 3/27/14 AND 3/28/14- LIVE LAB

IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • ** We Conducted a live lab to investigate the cnidarian Hydra, Dapnia, and Vinegar Eels under a microscope




Hydra_3.jpg HYDRA - PHYLUM CNIDARIA



Daphnia_1.jpg DAPHNIA - PHYLUM ARTHROPODA




Hydra1.jpg HYDRA (CARNIVORE) EATING DAPHNIA



Hydra_2.jpg DAPHNIA WITH YOUNG


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external image dugesian.jpg Planaria


MONDAY 3/31/14--- PHYLUM ANNELIDA

  • EQ
    • What are adaptations of organisms in Phylum Annelida?
    • How do earthworms move?

IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • We worked on a LIVE Earthworm lab
  • Students determined the variable they wanted to investigate (light versus dark, moist versus dry) to determine which was a preferred environment for the earthworm.









HOMEWORK:HOMEWORK: 1.) LIVE EARTHWORM LAB - ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION QUESTIONS, if not completed in class2) Phylum Echinodermata due Tuesday








TUESDAY 4/01/14 and WEDNESDAY 4/02/14--- PHYLA ECHINODERMATA AND PHYLA MOLLUSCA










IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • We completed a lab on Echinoderms and Molluscs today!





LIVE SEA STAR, SEA URCHINS, and SNAILS.JPG


HOMEWORK: Complete Phylum Arthropoda notes






THURSDAY 4/03/14 --- PHYLUM ARTHROPODA
















FRIDAY 4/04/14--- QUIZ on Annelida, Mollusca and Echinodermata

IN CLASS TODAY WE...
  • Took an open note flipbook quiz on Annelida, Mollusca, Echinodermata








MONDAY 4/29/13 ---


IN CLASS TODAY WE...


HOMEBOUND DISSECTION: Follow this guide and use the crayfish dissection lab sheet listed above to understand the external and internal anatomy of the crayfish.


HOMEWORK: STUDY!!!!




TUESDAY 4/08/2014


IN CLASS TODAY WE...

REVIEWED FOR OUR OPEN NOTE TEST TOMORROW









WEDNESDAY 4/09/2014

TEST TODAY!






















WE WILL COVER THIS INFORMATION DURING OUR FISH UNIT. I WILL ADD THE INFORMATION TO THE FISH UNIT AT THAT TIME.
  • Discovered point and non-point pollution in a stream
  • Did you know that you can determine the health of a stream by the arthropods that live in it?
  • Check out some pictures of today's activity. We created a stream in the classroom, from Stauffer Run (just below the High School) to the Conestoga River, to the Susquehanna River and to the Chesapeake Bay! Wow, what a journey!






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HOMEWORK:Finish All notes




5/1/13 - TEST


REVIEW FOR TEST
Game of charades...Name that Invertebrate!





ere is a copy of the completed note packet (flip book), in case you are missing something:

















IN CLASS TODAY WE...
We completed a WEBQUEST (for a link to the web sites used):