Chapter 23: Invertebrate Diversity

Rotifer

Video of a very simple animal, the rotifer, eating

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/collotheca/

(Main Idea: Animals are the most physically diverse kingdom of organisms.)

Jellyfish

Collection of high-quality videos, photographs, and information about jellyfish

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Jellyfish#intro

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Jellyfish#intro

(Main Idea: Cnidarians are the oldest existing animals that have specialized tissues.)

 

Corals and Sea Anemones

Collection of high-quality videos, photographs, and information about corals and sea anemones

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Anthozoa

(Main Idea: Cnidarians are the oldest existing animals that have specialized tissues.)

 

 

Coral Reef Habitat

Interactive painting depicting the role of corals in habitat formation

http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcorals/interactivereef/

(Main Idea: Cnidarians are the oldest existing animals that have specialized tissues.)

 

 

Coral Reef Conservation

List of ways to help protect coral reefs

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/coralreefs/ways-to-help-coral-reefs/index.htm

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/coralreefs/ways-to-help-coral-reefs/index.htm

Sponges and Cnidarians Jeopardy Review

http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Mar201111/game1300110387.php

(Main Idea: Cnidarians are the oldest existing animals that have specialized tissues.)

 

 

Diversity of Mollusks

Video in which a museum curator and invertebrate scientist discusses the biodiversity of mollusks

http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/multimedia/science-fmnh-ep-28-biodiversity-marine-mollusks-florida-keys

(Main Idea: Mollusks are diverse animals.)

Gastropods

Collection of high quality videos, photographs, and information about slugs and snails

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Gastropoda

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Gastropoda

(Main Idea: Mollusks are diverse animals.)

 

Cuttlefish Anatomy

Interactive diagram of a cuttlefish, describing its unique anatomy and abilities

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/anatomy-cuttlefish.html

(Main Idea: Mollusks are diverse animals.)

Earthworms

Collection of high quality videos, photographs, and information about earthworms

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Lumbricidae

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Lumbricidae

Flatworms, Mollusks, and Annelids

http://faculty.clintoncc.suny.edu/faculty/michael.gregory/files/bio%20102/bio%20102%20lectures/animal%20diversity/protostomes/lophotrochozoans/lophotrochozoans.htm

(Main Idea: Annelids have segmented bodies.)

 

Starfish

Collection of high quality videos, photographs, and information about starfish

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Sea_star

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Sea_star

(Main Idea: Echinoderms have radial symmetry.)

 

 

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