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Terrestrial Arthropods

Terrestrial Arthropod Videos


  • Terrestrial Arthropods: The Conquerors


  • Arthropod Animation: Swiss Army Knife
  • Arthropod Animation: Scorpion Book Gills
  • Arthropod Animation: Millipede Breathing Tubes


  • Arthropods: Dragonfly Larva Hunts Newt
  • Arthropods: Dragonfly Metamorphosis


  • Bill Shear, Biologist: How Arthropods Left the Sea
  • Arthropod Locomotion: Engineering

General Info

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Role in Ecosystem

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    Thermometer and waves

Human Interaction

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    Lesson Plan
    Terrestrial Arthropod Adaptations + Engineering Design
    Students explore the extraordinary adaptions and diversity of terrestrial arthropods through short Shape of Life videos and student-centered activities in the 5E Instructional Model.

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    Terrestrial Arthropods: Bold Explorers!
    Arthropods were the first animals to venture out of the sea onto land all over the earth.

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    Terrestrial Arthropods: The Conquerers Come Ashore
    Life's transition from sea to the land was perhaps as much of an evolutionary challenge as genesis. What forms of life were able to make such a drastic change in lifestyle?

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