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LIFE SCIENCE 9-8 What are arthropods?

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OBJ: List the main features of arthropods.
Give examples of arthropods.

I. CLASSIFYING = animal with an _____________ and _____________


ARTHROPODS legs.
- classified in phylum ______________.
- make up _____________phylum of animals.
- over 1 million species.
- divided into several groups:
- _____________ – lobsters, crabs, shrimp
- _____________ – spiders, ticks, mites,
scorpions
II. ARTHROPOD - _____________ – flies, butterflies, moths, ants,
CHARACTERISTICS bees
- _____________ – centipedes, millipedes
- exoskeleton _____________ and _____________
the soft inner body parts.
- made of a material called _____________ .
CHITIN = hard material that makes up the _____________ of
arthropods.
- tough but lightweight.
Jointed legs - are made up of sections connected by joints that can
_____________ and are moved by _____________.
Open Circulatory System = circulatory system in which _____________ does
not flow _____________ through tubes.

III. MOLTING - An exoskeleton _____________ grow.


- it is not made of _____________
_____________.
- as an arthropod _________ , it becomes too big
for its exoskeleton and must _____________ it.
MOLTING = process by which an animal ____________ its outer
covering.
- it splits ___________, and the animal works its way
____________.
- a new, larger exoskeleton ____________ and
_____________.