Lesson Plan

Horseshoe Crabs

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
in the park

Overview

Using a variety of materials and tools, students will design and build a model of a Horseshoe Crab’s exoskeleton. In doing so, students will investigate the relationship between the form and function of the features of a Horseshoe Crab's external anatomy. While on a field trip to a spawning site, students will interact with the species and record relevant data

Background

- Download "Understanding by Design" Lesson Plan



Vocabulary

Biotic
Compound
Dorsal
Exoskeleton
Opisthosoma
Organism
Prosoma
Telson