Marine Arthropod Animation: Body Plan

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Animation of the lobster’s jointed leg shows how muscles and tendons work to move the joint. A separate animation shows how the jointed appendages and body segments can easily evolve into new forms.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

A hard exoskeleton and jointed legs with powerful muscles gives arthropods the ability to move efficiently over any terrain.

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