Includes:characteristics make an animal/cells/levels organization/Phyla and classes to date (sponge, jelly fish, comb jelly, worms, mollusks, echinoderms)-->lead to transition between invertebrate and vertebrate
Key Concepts: identify by appearance, key features and functions internally and externally
Classification (how & why), Scientific names [Kingdom-->Phylum-->Class...]
On-going: life in systems,adaptation, zones.
Additional: Fish Tanks. Defense mechanisms (color/outer surface)/regeneration (how differ from P.POrifera)
Essential Question:How is classification among invertebrates useful in demonstrating relationships among organisms in regard to the Phylum Echinodermata?