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Arthropod Brochure in Microsoft Word

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Mary C. Hughes


Meridianville Middle School, Madison County Schools


This podcast demonstrates how to create a brochure about a specific arthropod. The podcast defines arthropods and their characteristics. The podcast explains how to set up a tri-fold brochure in Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010.

Length: 09:00

Content Areas: Science, Technology Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (6)
7. Describe Earth's biomes.
Examples: aquatic biomes, grasslands, deserts, chaparrals, taigas, tundras
  • Identifying geographic factors that cause diversity in flora and fauna, including elevation, location, and climate
    SC (7)
    1. Describe characteristics common to living things, including growth and development, reproduction, cellular organization, use of energy, exchange of gases, and response to the environment.
  • Identifying homeostasis as the process by which an organism responds to its internal or external environment
  • Predicting how an organism's behavior impacts the environment
  • Identifying unicellular organisms, including bacteria and protists, by their methods of locomotion, reproduction, ingestion, excretion, and effects on other organisms
  • Identifying the structure of a virus
    SC (9-12) Marine Biology Elective
    9. Arrange various forms of marine life from most simple to most complex.
  • Classifying marine organisms using binomial nomenclature
  • Identifying characteristics of ocean-drifting organisms
  • Examples: phytoplankton, zooplankton
  • Identifying characteristics of marine invertebrates
  • Examples: Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Arthropoda
  • Identifying characteristics of marine vertebrates
  • Examples: fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals
  • Identifying characteristics of marine plants
  • Examples: algae, seaweed
  • Describing adaptations in the marine environment
    SC (9-12) Zoology Elective
    4. Use taxonomic groupings to differentiate the structure and physiology of invertebrates with dichotomous keys.
  • Identifying examples and characteristics of Porifera
  • Identifying examples and characteristics of Cnidaria
  • Identifying examples and characteristics of Mollusca
  • Identifying examples and characteristics of worms, including Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, and Annelida
  • Identifying examples, characteristics, and life cycles of Arthropoda
  • Identifying examples and characteristics of Echinodermata
    TC2 (6-8)
    5. Use basic features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.
    Examples: word processing—reports, letters, brochures
    spreadsheets—discovering patterns, tracking spending, creating budgets
    databases—contact list of addresses and telephone numbers
    presentation software—slideshow
    TC2 (6-8)
    6. Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.
    Examples: spreadsheet for budgets, word processing software for essays, probes for data collection
    TC2 (6-8)
    9. Practice responsible and legal use of technology systems and digital content.
    Examples: avoiding plagiarism; complying with acceptable-use policies, copyright laws, and fair use standards; recognizing secure Web sites
  • Identifying examples of computer crime and related penalties
  • Examples: computer crime—phishing, spoofing, virus and worm dissemination, cyberbullying
    penalties—fines, incarceration
  • Citing sources of digital content
    TC2 (6-8)
    11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.
    Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases
    collecting—probeware, graphing calculators
    organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets
    evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility
    synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    4. Utilize advanced features of word processing software, including outlining, tracking changes, hyperlinking, and mail merging.
    SC2015 (9-12) Biology
    13. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms are classified by physical characteristics, organized into levels of taxonomy, and identified by binomial nomenclature (e.g., taxonomic classification, dichotomous keys).
    a. Engage in argument to justify the grouping of viruses in a category separate from living things.
    SC2015 (9-12) Environmental Science
    17. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate geological and biological information to determine the types of organisms that live in major biomes.
    a. Analyze and interpret data collected through geographic research and field investigations (e.g., relief, topographic, and physiographic maps; rivers; forest types; watersheds) to describe the biodiversity by region for the state of Alabama (e.g., terrestrial, freshwater, marine, endangered, invasive).


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