TTO1 Week 25 - from Myriapods to Insects

Kingdom of the Animals
Part 2: Myriapods, Crustaceans, Arachnids, Insects
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Kingdom of the Animals
Part 2: Myriapods, Crustaceans, Arachnids, Insects

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Welcome to this lesson!
  • Today, we will discuss 4 new animal groups in the kingdom of animals
  • We will also look back on the groups from
    last week
  • In the next few slides, you will find some 
    questions about last weeks lesson

Slide 2 - Slide

What do sponges do to catch food?
They swim after it
They filter water
They wait for it to swim by and grab it
They have specialized cells with electric pulses

Slide 3 - Quiz

What type of skeleton do Cnidarians have? Explain a bit about how it works

Slide 4 - Open question

What type of skeleton do molluscs have?

Slide 5 - Quiz

How do Echinoderms move around?

Slide 6 - Open question

And now onto new animal groups..
  • Today, we will discuss four new groups: Myriapods, Crustaceans, Arachnids and Insects
  • These all form one big group together: the Arthropods
  • First, I will explain what Arthropods are, and then we will go deeper into each group
  • Don't forget to take notes!

Slide 7 - Slide

  • Arthropods are invertebrates
  • They have an exoskeleton
  • They have segmented bodies and legs 
  • Some of them have antennae on their heads
  • Because of the exoskeleton, they cannot grow easily (since the exoskeleton does not grow)
  • For this reason, they have to get rid of the exoskeleton and then develop a new, bigger one. We call this moulting or shedding
Segmented: this means that their body is divided into different parts. Most often, you can very clearly see the different parts.

Slide 8 - Slide

Now you know what arthropods are...
1. Myriapods
2. Crustaceans
3. Arachnids
4. Insects

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  • 10 or more pairs of legs
  • Very segmented (each segment has 1 or 2 pairs of legs)
  • Centipedes: pair of poison fangs, carnivores
  • Millipedes: herbivores
Myria = many
Pods = legs
So, Myriapods means 'many-legged'
In Dutch, we call them 'veelpotigen'

Slide 10 - Slide

Slide 11 - Video

  • Between 4 and 20 pairs of legs
  • Live in water, but can come onto land (they have gills)
  • Often, their legs look very different from each other (front vs back legs)
In Dutch, we call them 'Kreeftachtigen'

Slide 12 - Slide

Slide 13 - Video

  • 2 main body parts
  • 4 pairs of legs attached to front part
  • Spiders, ticks, mites and scorpions
  • Can be venomous!

Slide 14 - Slide

Slide 15 - Video

  • 3 main body parts: head, thorax, abdomen
  • 3 pairs of legs + 1 or 2 pairs of wings attached to thorax
  • Can have antennae

Slide 16 - Slide

Insects perform metamorphosis, which means that they have 2 stages during life:
1. Larvae or nymphs
2 Adult stage

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Slide 18 - Video

Why do we need bees? (and other insects)
  • I can imagine why you would find insects annoying, creepy, or ugly
  • However, they do have a very important job
  • See the next video for that!

Slide 19 - Slide

Slide 20 - Video

That was it..
  • Check your notes to see if you have everything, you might also want to see if the book has any extra information you want to write down.
  • Next week, we will discuss the animal groups that belong to the vertebrates
  • For now, go back to the planner and on to the next assignment!

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