The Kingdom Protista

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.


The Protozoans

General Characteristics 11.1 (Pg. 256-257)

  1. Describe some general characteristics of protozoans
  2. Summarize how some protozoans react to adverse conditions

Protozoan Classification 11.2 (Pg. 257-266)

  1. Describe the movement and feeding method of a typical sarcodine
  2. Describe the structure and use of cilia in protozoans
  3. Explain the complex life cycle of Plasmodium, a typical sporozoan
  4. Describe the movement of a typical zooflagellate
  5. Recognize one key organism for the sarcodines, ciliates, sporozoans, and zooflagellates

The Algae

General Characteristics 11.3 (Pg. 263-266)

  1. Describe some of algae’s ecological and economic significance
  2. Describe the basic algal body structures
  3. Summarize the methods of reproduction used by algae

Algal Classification 11.4 (Pg. 266-272)

  1. List the characteristics used to classify algae
  2. Identify the seven algal phyla and their major characteristics
  3. Explain why Euglena might be considered both an alga and a protozoan
  4. Describe an algal bloom and its potential ecological and economic significance

The Funguslike Protists

The Water Molds 11.5-11.6 (Pg. 272-274)

  1. Summarize the differences between funguslike protists and fungi
  2. Describe the differences between water molds and slime molds
  3. Explain the life cycles of the two types of slime molds

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