Study Guide-Animal Assessment

Study Guide-Animals Assessment
Study Guide-Animal Student
Student will be given
will be asked to
Pictures and/or characteristics of
vertebrates and invertebrates
Characteristics of plants and animals
Two groups of invertebrates (phyla or
classes). You will be given two of the
1) Insects and Arachnids
2) Arachnids and Crustaceans
3) Gastropods and Bivalves
4) Cephalopods and Bivalves
5) Cephalopods and Gastropods
Identify the phyla or class (multiple choice).
Identify as a characteristic of plants, animals, or
Complete 2 T-charts that explain similarities and
differences between the two groups.
You will need 2 similarities and 2 differences for
each T-chart.
The below are the directions you will need to
follow on the test.
● Do not say they are animals, alive,
invertebrates, in the same/different
kingdom, phyla or classes, live in water,
live on land, etc. Be specific. No Life
Functions (ex-they both reproduce
● You may use a characteristic that all
animals share, but you can only use it
ONE TIME on the WHOLE page.
● For the differences, you need to explain
HOW they are different. Don’t just say
Insects have 10 legs. Say, Insects have 10
legs and Arachnids have 12 as one
difference (this is not correct). You can
say that one has something and the other
does not, as long as you are as specific as
you can be.
Review the back of this sheet for additional information.
Below is a list of phyla and phyla/classes that you need to know for the assessment.
1) Phylum Annelida
2) Phylum Nematoda
3) Phylum Platyhelminthes
4) Phylum Arthropoda
5) Class Arachnida
6) Class Crustacea
7) Class Insecta
8) Phylum Mollusca
9) Class Bivalvia
10) Class Gastropoda
11) Class Cephalopoda
12) Phylum Echinodermata
13) Phylum Chordata
14) Class Aves
15) Class Amphibia
16) Class Mammalia
17) Class Reptilia
18) Fish Classes
19) Phylum Cnidaria
20) Phylum Porifera
Other Words To Know: autotrophic,heterotrophic, multicellular and eukaryotic.
Suggestions to prepare for assessment are:
● Make index cards. Make one for each of the number above. On one side of
index card have phyla or phyla/class and on the other side have characteristics
and examples.
● Make a picture study guide. Google pictures of members from each phyla or
phyla/class and glue them onto paper.
● Make all FIVE T-charts on study guide. Study all five.
● Make an index card for animal characteristics and on other side discuss how
each animal characteristic is similar to or different from plant characteristics