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Arthropod Classification—Super Value Kit

By: Sally DeRoo Science Teacher-Retired, Dexter, MI

Item #: FB0765 

Price: $42.87

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The Arthropod Classification Activity Kit for biology and life science is a remarkable and totally hands-on activity kit that uses simple, inexpensive models to introduce students to the diverse world of arthropods.

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You can hardly ignore, and scarcely avoid, a group that comprises 75% of all animals on Earth! This remarkable, totally hands-on activity kit uses simple, inexpensive models to introduce students to the diverse world of arthropods. Each of the major classes is represented in the context of common and unique characteristics. Includes 15 arthropods and extensive background information about arthropod diversity, life histories and classification.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Arthropod models
Student worksheets

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS4.C: Adaptation
MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function
Systems and system models
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

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
MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
HS-LS4-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.
MS-LS4-2. Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
MS-LS4-4. Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
HS-LS3-2. Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.
HS-LS4-1. Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.