Sunday, April 3, 2016

Invertebrate Showdown

The Land of the Lost Invertebrates

Completion of What Makes an Invertebrate and Invertebrate

As we finish our explorations of the elusive invertebrates, students became the scientists in the Land of the Lost Invertebrates. They were met with these curious creatures, rain forest sounds, binoculars and fact cards (another student's animal riddle card.)
The students were asked to observe all of the animal inhabitants prior to deciding which animal they were searching for. Clues on the card broke down animal structures, features, habitat, eating habits and more.
Once they explored all of these unique critters they went back to their newly identified animal and presented their findings to their fellow investigators. The results were impressive. All of the animals were correctly identified. 

Finally, all of the scientists worked together to determine the traits of these strange new creatures. We were able to identify the structures, characteristics, environments, eating habits and more of these less familiar inhabitants from our own scientific explorations. We correctly broke down mollusks, marine invertebrates, crustaceans, worms, insects and arthropods both myriapods and arachnids. Our study of the invertebrates is complete!

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