Wonderful World of Invertebrates Web Quest
1.) Phylum Porifera: Sponges
Click here to find out about Sponges
Introduction to Porifera -U.C. Berkeley
Phylum Porifera -University of Michigan
1.) How many species of sponges are found in the world? (tell about where they live)
2.) Explain what cellular-level organization means?
Click here to see how sponges are built.
3.) The body plan of a sponge (as seen on "how sponges are built" link above)
2.) Cnidarians: Jellyfish, coral, hydra & sea anemones
Web Resourcs for Cnidarians
3.) Platyhelminthes: The flatworms
4.) Mollusks (soft bodied invertebrates)
The Cephalopods Page | Ocean Animals - Mollusks
Pictures of Mullusks
Try this Link to Answer the questions below.
Search Marine Species Index
1.) Explain about two adaptations of mollusks?
2.) Explain where the mantle is and what it does for mollusks.
3.) Make a detailed drawing of the Squid anatomy
5.) Annelids: The segmented worms.
6.) Echinoderms: Spiny skinned invertebrates
Pictures of Echinoderms
7.) Arthropods: animals with exoskeletons & jointed appendages
Click here to find out about arthropods
1.) Explain one reason that arthropods are such a wildly successful group of animals.
2.) Read about the morphology of arthropods and tell 7 interesting adaptations of appendages in arthropods.
3.) What other phylum is closely related to arthropods? (Explain your answer)
1.) What is the deadliest animal in the world? (deadlier than what?)
Click here to find out about mosquitos | Mosquito Information | Mosquito Links
1.) Why does a rainy season set the stage for a mosquito infestation?
2.) Explain the life cycle of mosquitos.
3.) What can you do if you want to reduce the mosquito population?
Click here to find out about centipedes and millipedes
Use Encarta On-line Encyclopedia to find out about Centepedes
Play a Centepede Game - Requires Jav enable browser
4.) Draw a picture in your Invertebrate Book that either:
a.) Shows the life cycle of the mosquito
b) Shows the body parts of a crustacean, arachnid or insect
Created August 14, 1998
Last Revised November 4, 2001