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Kellie Smithson


Vestavia Hills Elementary Central,

Vestavia Hills City School System


Using AMSTI Animals Studies unit, student give a summary of their experience with millipedes.  Students go through the various activities that were completed in the millipedes section of the unit.  Students share their knowledge they acquired about millipedes.  They also share the steps and process of creating the millipede habitat.  Students follow up with millipede care.

Length: 03:33

Content Areas: Science

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

SC (4)
5. Describe the interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Describing behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in particular habitats
  • Examples:
    behaviors—migration, hibernation, mimicry;
    body structures—quills, fangs, stingers, webbed feet
  • Describing life cycles of various animals to include incomplete and complete metamorphosis
  • Examples: damsel fly, mealworms
  • Tracing the flow of energy through a food chain
  • Example: producer, first-level consumer, second-level consumer, and third-level consumer
  • Identifying characteristics of organisms, including growth and development, reproduction, acquisition and use of energy, and response to the environment
    SC (4)
    6. Classify animals as vertebrates or invertebrates and as endotherms or ectotherms.
  • Describing the organization of cells into tissues, organs, and organ system
  • Describing the grouping of organisms into populations, communities, and ecosystems
  • Classifying common organisms into kingdoms, including Animalia, Plantae, Protista, Fungi, Archaebacteria, and Eubacteria
    SC2015 (4)
    11. Investigate different ways animals receive information through the senses, process that information, and respond to it in different ways (e.g., skunks lifting tails and spraying an odor when threatened, dogs moving ears when reacting to sound, snakes coiling or striking when sensing vibrations).

    National/Other Standards:

    Science as Inquiry:


    • ability necessary to do scientific inquiry,
    • understandings about scientific inquiry.
    Life Science:
    • Characteristics of organisms,
    • life cycles of organisms,
    • organisms and their environment.



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