Courses of Study: Credit Recovery Science

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Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
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1.) Define basic anatomical terminology associated with the study of animals.

Examples: dorsal, superior, plantar, caudal, aboral

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Distinguish among the acoelomate, pseudocoelomate, and coelomate body plans.

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
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3.) Identify the body symmetry of animals as radial, bilateral, or asymmetrical.

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
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
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
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
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6.) Identify factors used to distinguish species, including behavioral differences and reproductive isolation.

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 4
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Lesson Plans: 4
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Unit Plans: 0
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

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
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

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Zoology Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Analyze a field study of animal behavior patterns to determine the relationship of these patterns to an animal's niche.