What you need to know...

  • Listed below are the basics of what you may need to know for your upcoming assessment.  The assessment questions are not limited to the information below.



      What you need to know Page
      Unit Test (Vocabulary to know)
      homeostasis, adaptations, vertebrate, invertebrate, radial symmetry, bilateral symmetry, asymmetrical, four functions of an animal, sponge, cnidarian, worm:flatworm, worm:roundworm, worm:segmented worm, mollusk:gastropod, mollusk:bivalve, mollusk:cephalopod, arthropod:crustacean, arthropod:arachnid, arthropod:insect, echinoderm, chordata, notochord, throat pouch, endoskeleton, exoskeleton, endotherm, ectotherm, fish:jawless, fish:cartilaginous, fish:bony fish, Amphibian, Reptile, Birds, mammals:monotreme, mammals:marsupial, mammals:placental, Cellular organization (know the triangular chart)
      1. Know the differences between sponges and cnidarians.
      2. Be able to list invertebrate main groups in order from least to most complex.
      3. Understand homeostasis and how animals that are ectothermic may maintain their body heat.
      4. Know that animals have adaptations that help them survive. 
      5. Know the Phylum of animals with a backbone.
      6. Be sure to know and identify characteristics of mammals.
      7. Be sure to identify an endoskeleton, exoskeleton, endothermic and exothermic an how each of these relates to vertebrates and invertebrates.
      8. Know the characteristics of monotremes, marsupials and placental mammals.
      9. Make sure you can identify the differences between complexities of animals. Especially pay attention to the difference in complexity between a vertebrate and invertebrates.
      10. Be able to know and identify the three types of symmetry. You should be able to identify the symmetry, give an example, and talk about how complex an animal is based off of symmetry.
      11. Define notochord, nerve chord, and backbone.
      12. Given an invertebrate be sure you can identify: Type of invertebrate, symmetry, skeletal structure, and Cellular Organization
      13. Given a vertebrate be sure you can identify: Class, Group, and how it regulates body temperature.
    • Access the review sheets under daily handouts for CHAPTER 4 information!  They are also listed on Google Classroom.