I am out today. Please place your Martian projects at the front of the room and make sure your names are on it.
As for today's lesson, we are beginning the animal unit. So first, you will need to watch an introduction video. Have the substitute play the Crash Course video entitled "Animal Development: We're Just Tubes." It's a little weird but it covers the content I would have taught you today. There will be many new terms, so while that's playing, you will need to write down the new terms and define them after the video. They're all important. If that doesn't make sense, you could also watch the Bozeman Science video on this entitled "Animals."
Then, you will each research one of the animal phyla. There are many, but we will learn 8:
Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Echinodermata, and Chordata.
In groups of about 3, you will pick one phyla to research. (only one group per phyla and all must be researched.) For each, you will need to research the following: Body cavity, Symmetry, Cephalization, Segmentation, Locomotion, Skeletal, Nervous, Respiration, Circulation, Digestion, Excretion, Reproduction, Other Adaptations. You will present this to the class tomorrow, and everyone will be responsible for learning all this information. (a chart will be useful here.)
I'm sorry I can't be there today. I hope to be back tomorrow.