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Unit 2 Diversity of Life
Chapter 9 Sponges, Cnidarians, and Worms

Section 9-1 What is an Animal?
Section 9-2 Animal Symmetry
Section 9-3 Sponges



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Teacher Resources       Student Extra Credit
 


9-1 What is an Animal?
Structure of Animals
Functions of Animals
Classification of Animals

9-2 Animal Symmetry
The Mathematics of Symmetry
Symmetry and Daily Life

9-3 Sponges
Body Structure
Obtaining Food and Oxygen
Reproduction

 

Day 1
readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 294-299
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) RSG 9-1 What is an Animal?
Day 4
readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 300-302
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) RSG 9-2 Animal Symmetry
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Symmetry Worksheet
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Animal Symmetry and Phylum
Day 5-7
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Animal Phyla Observation
Day 8
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  Invertebrate Investigation Evaluation
Day 9-12
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Sponge Foldable Book Directions
Day 10
readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 9-3 Sponges pages 303-305
readme.gif (802 bytes) Globe Fearon 9-1 What are sponges?
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Lesson review 9-1 What are Sponges?

 

Day 1
Topic   Life Processes
Objectives/ I can...
Name and describe the life processes.
Describe levels of organization in animal bodies.
State Goals
12.A.3a Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-2
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to their function.
Common Core Life Science
MS-L1-1 cells
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
Common Core Language Arts  CC.6.R.I.1 Key Ideas and Details:
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Common Core Language Arts CCSS.6.R.I.4 Literacy
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Classwork-Homework
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Nutrient:
chemical substance that is needed to carry out life processes               
Byproduct: something produced in addition to the main product

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On the Board

Life Processes

Ingestion Taking in food
Digestion Breaking down food so that it can be used by living things
Cellular Respiration Cells release energy from food molecules
Excretion Getting rid of waste
Transport Moving nutrients and water in a living thing

Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) Cells R Us

readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 294-299

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Reading Study Guide 9-1 What is an Animal?

star.gif (2279 bytes) Animal Sounds Word Search
Instead of putting the words in alphabetical order I had my kids name the animal that made the sound.

TEC              
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Tree of Life 

 

Day 2 
Topic  Life Processes
Objectives/ I can...
Identify four functions that enable animals to meet their basic needs
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants animals that help them live in different environments.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-2
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to their function.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Classwork-Homework
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Life Processes Worksheet
TEC
Resources

 

Day 3
Topic  9-1 Classification of Animals
Objectives/ I can...
Discuss the diversity of invertebrates.
Describe the six groups of invertebrates.
Observe invertebrates that live in local environments.
State Goals
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.

Common Core Life Science MS-LS2-5  
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Common Core Life Science
MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Classwork-Homework
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Vertebrate:
animal with a backbone
Endoskeleton: skeleton inside the body
Invertebrate: animal without a backbone
Exoskeleton: skeleton on the outside of the body

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Invertebrate Classes
Porifera Pore-bearer Sponges
Cnidarians Stinging-celled Jellyfish
coral
sea anemone
Worms

Platyhelminthes
Nematodes
Annelidas

Flatworms: planarian
Roundworms: heartworm
Segmented Worms: earthworm
Mollusks 1 shell
2 Shell
No shell
Gastropods: Snails & Slugs
Bivalves: Clams, oysters, mussels
Cephalopods: Squid & octopus
Echinoderms Spiny Skinned Starfish
Sea Urchin
Sand Dollars
Sea Cucumber
Arthropods Jointed Legs Insects: ant
Crustaceans: crayfish
Arachnids: spider
Myriapods: centipedes

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Animal Notes from The Biology Corner

Pencil.gif (434 bytes)  Gestation Graph

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Animal Groups: Matching

TEC
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Invertebrates Lecture Notes   Click on link and scroll to Phylum Lab pages 3-13

 

Day  4
Topic 9-2 Animal Symmetry 
Objectives/ I can...
Define symmetry.
Infer general characteristics of an animal based on its symmetry.
State Goals
Science
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Math
9.B.1c: Identify lines of symmetry in simple figures and construct symmetrical figures using various concrete materials.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS4-16 Natural selection
Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Common Core
MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core Language Arts CCSS.6.R.I.4 Literacy
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Classwork-Homework
Maths Learning: Learn Symmetry and Its Uses 13.02
Lines of Symmetry  7:39

readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 300-302 

 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) RSG 9-2 Animal Symmetry

  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Symmetry Worksheet  Worksheet #2

  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Animal Symmetry and Phylum 

TEC
Resources
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Symmetry Houses

 

Day 5-7  
Topic Invertebrate Investigation
Objectives/ I can...
Identify phylum names of invertebrates.
Identify characteristics of phyla.
Identify species in phyla.
Draw animals.
Record information.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS4-16 Natural selection
Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4 Adaptation
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Classwork
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Animal Phyla Observation

Station 1 Porifera: Sponges 
Station 2 Cnidarians: Stinging-celled animals
Station 3 Echinoderms: Spiny-skinned     
Station 4 Mollusks: Shelled
Station 5 Platyhelminthes: Flatworms
Station 6 Nematoda: Roundworms
Station 7 Annelida: Segmented Worms
Station 8 Arthropod Crustacean: Jointed Legs Hard Shell: Crabs
Station 9 Arthropod Arachnid: Jointed Legs: Spiders
Station 10 Arthropod Insecta: Jointed Legs: Insects
Station 11 Arthropoda Myriapods: Jointed Legs: Centipedes & Millipedes
Station 12 Insect Complete Metamorphosis
Station 13 Chordates: Animals with Backbones
Station 14 Microorganisms

      

TEC
Resources
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Tree of Life Picture

 

Day 8
Topic  Body plans and parts; Diversity       
Objectives/ I can...
Evaluate Knowledge
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS4-16 Natural selection
Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4 Adaptation
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Classwork-Homework
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  Invertebrate Investigation Evaluation  Use information from Lab.
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Arthropod Picture Questions


braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Invertebrate Critter Cards 
Identify which phyla the animals belong to.
Record answers in Invertebrate Phylum Table.
TEC
Resources
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Marine Life    Circle the Invertebrates

 

Day 9 
Topic Sponge Foldable Book Directions                                 
Objectives/ I can...
Organize information about sponges into a foldable organizer.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Common Core Language Arts CC.6.W.2.a Text Types and Purposes
Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4 Adaptation
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Classwork-Homework

Sponge Lecture 1 8:42   GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!
Invertebrates: TeachPower 2:04
Invertebrate Fossils: Sponges   2:13-4:40
Sponges  1:36
Wonderful World of the Sea Sponge 3:00
 
 
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Sponges 
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes)  Sea Sponges :07
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Sponges: Phylum Porifera

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Sponge Foldable Book Directions

SciSponge.bmp (79782 bytes)    Sponges    SciSponge.bmp (79782 bytes)
    Sponge Names   
     History   

      Sponge Types     

Structure   Habitats  
Interesting Facts Sponge Classes
Systems: Ingestion, Digestion, Reproduction

 

TEC
Resources
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Sponge Crossword Puzzle
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Sponge Word Search Level 1

 

Day 10
Topic 9-3 Sponges
Objectives/ I can...
View pictures of sponges.
Define spicules.
Explain how sponges get energy.
List three types of sponges.
List the names of sponges.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Common Core Language Arts  CC.6.R.I.1 Key Ideas and Details:
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4 Adaptation
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Common Core Language Arts CCSS.6.R.I.4 Literacy
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Classwork-Homework
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Display 12 x 18 pictures of invertebrates around the classroom.

Sponge Lecture 2 16:34

Creature Teacher: Sponges  1:57
Paperpencil.gif (4347 bytes) At the beginning of each class go over the information that the kids will copy from the board to their Sponge Foldable Book.

Paperpencil.gif (4347 bytes)On the Board 

Sponge Names

Tennis Ball Sponge
Red Sponge
Caribbean Reef Sponge
Callyspongia

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History of Sponges
Sponges were the first animals.
Relatives of sponges have been around for billions of years.
Sponges have stayed the same for millions of years.
 

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Sponge Types

Asconoids simplest of the sponges; 4 inches or 10 cm;
Look like a slender sack or tube.
Syconides Slightly larger, thicker, and more complex
Holes make rows on a smooth surface
Shaped like tubes.
Leuconides Largest of all the sponges
In 5 minutes they filter their own weight in water.

readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 9-3 Sponges pages 303-305

 readme.gif (802 bytes) Globe Fearon 9-1 Sponges

 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Globe Fearon Lesson Review 9-1 What are Sponges?

 star.gif (2279 bytes) Sponge Word Search Level 2

TEC
Resources

 

Day 11
Topic  Sponges
Objectives/ I can...
Describe the structure of a sponge.
Identify Porifera as the phyla that sponges are classified in.                                
Describe the shape of a sponge as an empty sack.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.B.3a  Identify and classify biotic and abiotic factors in an environment that affect population density, habitat and placement of organisms in an energy pyramid.
Common Core CC.6.W.2.a Language Arts
Text Types and Purposes: Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-3  Cell - Tissue - Organ - System
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4 Adaptation
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Common Core Life Science
MS-LS1-7 Carbon cycle - Nitrogen cycle - Energy transfer
Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
Classwork-Homework

Sponge Lecture 3 28:42
Paperpencil.gif (4347 bytes) On the Board
Sponge Structure
Pores: tiny openings  
Spicule: small, hard needlelike structure of a sponge
Jelly-like Cells: digest and distribute food, remove wastes
Collar Cells: whip-like structures that move water and trap food
Flagellum: whip-like structure on collar cells
No definite symmetry
Body multicellular, few tissues, no organs.
Hollow body; Cells and tissues surround a water filled space
Often have a skeleton of spikes called spicules..
Spicules also protect the sponge from predators.

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Habitats
Lives all over the world.
Mostly in oceans, but also found in freshwater rivers and lakes.
Live attached to something as an adult

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Sponge Classes

Demosponges Horn sponges, like the bath sponge
Biggest group
Only type to have freshwater sponges
Spiculues made of silica
Calcarea calcerous sponges - having spicules
Pastel colors as well as tan and black
Spicules made of calcium carbonate
Spicules form rays and circles
Hexactinellida Glass sponges
Most beautiful
Have 6 points and look like stars
First group to develop
Scleropongiae Coralline or tropical reef sponges

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Sponges - A Coloring Worksheet.

star.gif (2279 bytes) Sponge Word Search Level 3

TEC
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Syntactical Thinking   Give to Language Arts teacher.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Sponges - A Coloring Worksheet.

Resources
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 Sponges: Ocean Animals

 

Day 12
Topic  Sponges
Objectives/ I can...
List three classes of sponges.  
Create a Sponge Foldable Book.
Organize information.                                                              
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
12.A.3c Compare characteristics of organisms produced from a single parent with those of organisms produced by two parents.
Common Core Language Arts CC.6.W.2.a Language Arts
Text Types and Purposes: Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-4 Adaptation
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Common Core Life Science MS-LS1-7 Carbon cycle - Nitrogen cycle - Energy transfer
Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
Classwork-Homework
Sponge Reproduction  :53

Sponge Spawning  :33

Spawning of Barrel Sponges 1:30 no narration

Porifera 1:33 with a Jason Aldean song
Paperpencil.gif (4347 bytes)On the Board   
Systems
Ingestion
    
All are filter feeders
     Eat tiny single-celled organisms.
     Collar cells that line the hollow body trap the organisms
Digestion
    
Jelly-like cells digest the food
Nervous System
    
Has no nervous system
Respiration
    
Water passes over cells inside the sponge, oxygen moves into cells
Reproduction
     Asexual Reproduction
       Budding
small new sponges grow and break off from sides of sponge
       Sexual Reproduction
          Sponges have both eggs and sperm.
          Sperm cells are released in the water.
          They enter another sponge and fertilize the eggs.
          A larva develops and water currents carry it away.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Complete the Sponge Foldable Book by using the  article below to locate any Interesting Facts or other information.
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Sponge Puzzle

TEC
Resources
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Sponge Information 2

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Sponge Information 1
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Calcarea Pictures

 

Day 13 
Topic  Sponge Animals
Objectives/ I can...
Develop a hypothesis
Test a hypothesis
Collect data
Analyze data
Compose a lab report
State Goals
11.A.3b Conduct scientific experiments that control all but one variable.
11.A.3a Formulate hypotheses that can be tested by collecting data.
Common Core Math CCSS 6 SP-A.1 Content
Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.
Classwork-Homework
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found at the Biology Corner

In the lab you will be given two gelatin capsules that contains sponge animals which are common toys usually labeled as "magic capsules". The animals will grow when placed in water. Consider the following questions about sponge animals.

Does the temperature of the water affect the rate of growth?
Does stirring the water affect the rate of growth?
Does the type of water, salt or tap, affect the rate of growth?

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Lab Report

TEC
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TEACHER RESOURCES

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ANIMALS INVERTEBRATES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Animal Ethics and Marine Studies
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Invertebrate Critter Cards  Cnidarians, Annelids, Mollusks, Echinoderms, and Arthropods.  Match pictures to Phylums.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Invertebrate Research Packet
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  The Shape of Life  44 pages   Good phyla activity.  Phyla Comparison Chart p.24
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   Taxonomic Chart  Click Print Student Worksheets Animal phylum investigation activity. 
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Invertebrate Lecture Notes
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Kingdom, Plants, Invertebrate, Vertebrate Charts with answers
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Sea Life  Student Fact Sheet
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Survey of the Animal Kingdom  From sponges to chordates
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Wonderful Wacky Water Critters
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Animal Diversity Web
DISSECTION
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes)  Animal Dissection: Where Do You Stand?  Survey
INVERTEBRATES
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes)Marine Life    Circle the Invertebrates  Nice line drawings of sea urchin, jellyfish, sand dollar, crab, shrimp, sea star, clam, scallop, lobster, horseshoe crab, anemone, scallop, sea star, octopus
KEYS, GUIDES, and CHECKLISTS
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Animal Scavenger Hunt  Register at ENature and record information as you see animals in your Area.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Introduction to Marine Invertebrates 56 pages
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Invertebrate Key
LANGUAGE ARTS
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes)   Animal Imagery  Similes and metaphors
PARASITES
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Animal and Human Parasite Images
PLANKTON
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes)  Plankton  During this activity, students will learn how to collect plankton and use microscopes to observe and identify it.
SPONGES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Sponge Anatomy Worksheet
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Investigating Sponges
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Lab: Natural and Manufactured Sponge   Absorbency
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Sponge Lab and Questions
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes)   Sponge or Cnidarian Life Cycle Poster  Get into groups of four. One pair picks the sponges and the other the cnidarians. Use butcher paper & markers to create the life cycles. After drawn, each pair should teach the other pair about their respective phylum. Include structure labeling, body and tissue forms, methods of reproduction or method of multiplying, and so on. Be sure to include caption explanations. Each pair will be receiving a poster grade and then a group grade based on a randomly selected student that has to explain the life cycle.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Sponge and Cnidarian Diagram from Glencoe McGraw-Hill
   Sponge Pictures: Class Calcarea:  Scypha  Leucosolenia   Class Hexactinellida:  glass sponge  Class Demospongiae:  bath sponges  spicules  spongin fibers  gemmules  Scypha egg
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Ancient Life- Sponges   Common fossils of Kansas
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Ask a Scientist   Questions and answers about Porifera
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  About Sponges
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Introduction to Sponges   Sponges are the simplest of the multicellular animals. They have no organ systems and are characterized by numerous canals and chambers that open to the outside by way of pores which giving this phylum its name. Many sponges are asymmetrical, but some exhibit radial symmetry. They are almost plant-like in their simplicity and are often confused as being plants.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Phylum Porifera: Sponges
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Sponges: The Weird Wonders of the Seas  Information, diagrams, and pictures from the Oceanic Research Group. Nice sponge diagram!!
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Sponges: Ocean Animals
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Sponges: Phylum Porifera   Sponges are bottom-dwelling creatures that attach themselves to something solid so they can, hopefully, receive enough food to grow.  Sponges may look like plants but actually are the most simple animal.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Welcome to My Sponge Page   Interesting facts about sponges, pictures of sponges, and a Sponge True-or-False test
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Wet World of Sponges   Scientists believe that sponges were the first animals to be alive. The ancestors of today's sponges were alive billions of years ago. Sponges have looked the same for millions of years. They are the most simple of all animals, with no brain or organs, but they have been helping mankind and nature for as long as they have been on the planet.
WEB QUESTS
 sherlock.gif - 324 Bytes   Case of the Changing Bering Sea Environment   Introduction
 sherlock.gif - 324 Bytes   Creatures of the Deep  Investigate the animals and answer the questions.
 sherlock.gif - 324 Bytes  Sponges- The Real World

 


STUDENT EXTRA CREDIT

 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Extra Credit star.gif - 2279 Bytes

 star.gif (2279 bytes) Animal Symmetry and Phylum
 star.gif (2279 bytes)Field Guide Page  Choose an organism and research its life cycle, food chain, and habitat.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Geography Worksheet  Use an Atlas and find the answers.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Invertebrate Coloring Page  Jellyfish, Coral, Sponge, Scallop, Starfish, and sea Squirts.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Marine Life Match Up
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Ocean Diorama   Use the patterns to create a shoe box diorama of the ocean
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Phylum Study  Choose a phylum, choose an animal draw a picture, write a report, and create a list.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Sponge Coloring Diagram  Marine Biology Coloring Book    p.22  Color and turn in.
star.gif - 2279 Bytes Sponge & Cnidarian WebQuest
 star.gif (2279 bytes)Sponge Information Organizer    Use this link to complete
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Sponge Picture   Zoology Coloring Book    p.8 and 9.  Color and turn in.


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