The Arthropods

Objectives for the chapter and helpful videos/songs/charts are listed below. This is not an all inclusive list of the content, but it is an excellent place to start or review! The videos are used as a study tool and may cover more or less than what we will cover in class. I will not test you on anything we did not cover in class, unless stated otherwise.


Introduction to Arthropods

Characteristics of Arthropods 16.1 (Pg. 370-371)

  1. Describe the structure of the exoskeleton and the process of molting
  2.  Describe the typical arthropod nervous system, including all connected structures or organs
  3. List and give examples for the four subphyla of the phylum Arthropoda

Suphylum Crustacea 16.2 (Pg. 371-373)

  1. Trace the passage of food through the crayfish digestive tract
  2. List three crustaceans other than those that humans eat

Subphylum Chelicerata 16.3 (Pg. 374-376)

  1. List and describe the special mouthparts that give Chelicerata its name
  2. Compare and contrast the arachnid’s body plan and structures with the typical insect’s
  3. List several ways spiders use their silk other than for capturing prey
  4. Name three arachnids other than spiders

Class Insecta

Characteristics of Insects 16.4 (Pg. 377-383)

  1. Compare the structure of insects to that of other arthropods
  2. Identify three differences between centipedes and millipedes
  3. Distinguish between complete and incomplete metamorphosis

Major Orders of Insects 16.5 (Pg. 384-390)

  1. Know common insect names from each of the six orders covered in the text
  2. Compare metamorphosis of the dragonfly with that of the butterfly
  3. Describe at least three types of biological controls used against insects

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