Lesson objective: I will learn about the general characteristics of Arthropods
Opener: If a spider does not have mandibles, how does it eat?
Summary: How does metamorphosis aid in reducing competition.
- watch the video “Arthropods”
- focus upon Arachnida, p. 471-474
Lesson objective: I will understand the anatomy of a spider
Opener: Where could you find a “brown recluse” spider?
Summary: describe how a black widow and a brown recluse spider’s venom is different.
- Discuss spiders
- watch “you tube” of spiders
- Assign to focus on Crustacia, p 476-486.
Lesson objective: I will learn about the crayfish’s anatomy
Opener: What do the swimmerets do on a crayfish?
Summary: How is the crayfish’s circulatory similar to an earthworm’s?
- Hand out the crayfish lab.
Lesson objective: I will become familiar with the anatomy of a crayfish.
Opener: Why must you be careful of the rostrum?
Summary: Have I improved in using a lab to help me learn all the parts of the crayfish?
- complete the crayfish lab.
Lesson objective: Learn about Insects.
Opener: If the metamorphosis of an insect is complete, what are the stages?
Summary: How do the termite workers become sterile?
- Hand in the Crayfish lab
- Read in class, Insecta p 487-502.
- General Lab book p 194-196
- H.O Grasshopper lab.
Lesson objective: I will learn about the structure of the grasshopper
Opener: How can I tell if a grasshopper is a male or female?
Summary: Describe the Malpighian tubes.
- Grasshopper lab.
Lesson objective: I will be able to contrast three classes of Arthropods
Opener: In a paragraph list 3 things about the three body areas of the three classes that we have studied.
Summary: Contrast the respiratory system of a spider and an insect.
- study the chapter and complete the opener and the summary
- Hand in Grasshopper lab
Lesson objective: I will gain understanding about the similarities and differences of the three classes of arthropods that we studied in class.
Opener: I will share with another student and discuss the differences that I have on each of the classes
Summary: I will evaluate whether or not that I am ready for the exam.
- Hand back Grasshopper lab
- Bring resources to class to study
- Arthropod review for exam on Friday.
- Study for the three major classes of Arthropods
- Class Insecta
- Class Malacostraca, order Decapoda
- Class Arachnida
Friday, Oct. 28
Lesson objective: I will show that I know the major characteristics of Arthropods
Opener: I will ask questions that will help me understand arthropods completely
Summary: I will re-align my plan to prepare for tests.
- Exam over Arthropods
- Assign ch 26