Invertebrate Classification

Thursday, September 17, 2009

As many of you know, we are doing Zoology this year. We recently finished an overview of invertebrates and the different phyla (groups) that they are categorized in.  I created this workbox activity for Homeschool Share. Today the boys did the activity.  Basically they had to put the different animals in their groups.  This is not an easy task considering there are several phyla of invertebrates! It can be confusing.  We may do this activity a few more times to make sure they have got the different groups down.
Here are different you can see it is a lot to remember!
Arthropods-animals with jointed legs and an exoskeleton. (insects, spiders, crustaceans, millipedes and centipedes)
Mollusks-soft-bodied animals (octopus, animals with shells, slugs)
Worms-which are divided into three different groups: flat, round, segmented
Enhinoderms-spiny-skinned animals with suction tubed "feet". (starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sand dollars)
Cnidarians-hollow-bodied animals with tentacles and stinging cells (sea anemones, coral, jellyfish)

1 comment:

KiminSD said...

Thanks for sharing this!