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Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
1.) Define basic anatomical terminology associated with the study of animals.

Examples: dorsal, superior, plantar, caudal, aboral

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
2.) Distinguish among the acoelomate, pseudocoelomate, and coelomate body plans.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
3.) Identify the body symmetry of animals as radial, bilateral, or asymmetrical.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 2
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
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 6
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 3
5.) Use taxonomic groupings to differentiate structure and physiology of vertebrates with dichotomous keys.

•  Identifying examples and characteristics of the three classes of fish
•  Identifying examples and characteristics of Amphibia
•  Identifying examples and characteristics of Reptilia
•  Identifying examples and characteristics of Aves
•  Identifying examples and characteristics of Mammalia
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
6.) Identify factors used to distinguish species, including behavioral differences and reproductive isolation.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 10
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 5
7.) Explain how species adapt to changing environments to enhance survival and reproductive success, including changes in structure, behavior, or physiology.

Examples: aestivation, thicker fur, diurnal activity

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
8.) Differentiate among organisms that are threatened, endangered, and extinct.

Examples:

- threatened—bald eagle,

- endangered—California condor,

- extinct—dodo

•  Identifying causative factors of decreasing population size
Examples: overcrowding resulting in greater incidence of disease, fire destroying habitat and food sources

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
9.) Analyze a field study of animal behavior patterns to determine the relationship of these patterns to an animal's niche.

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