Phylum

Clasificando a los seres vivos (Classifying Living Things) (2006)

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This video discusses the importance of classifying living things, and some of the criteria scientists use when classifying. The six major kingdoms are explored including Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. Colorful, live-action footage illustrates the important characteristics of living things in each of the kingdoms.

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Elementary
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00:17
Clasificando a los seres vivos (Classifying Living Things)

The Biology of Molluscs (2006)

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Phylum Mollusca is the second most diverse phylum of animals, with over 100,000 know species. First examined are the basic characteristics of the phylum – a soft body, muscular foot, mantle cavity with gill, and hard calcified shell.

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Middle
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00:17
The Biology of Molluscs

The Biology of Chordates (2001)

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The Phylum Chordata includes tunicates, sea lancelets, hagfish, and all familiar vertebrate animals. This program explores how these seemingly diverse animals evolved and how the group is unified by four characteristic structures: a hollow dorsal nerve chord, a supportive notochord, gill slits, and a post-anal tail.

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Middle
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00:21
The Biology of Chordates

Classifying Life (2006)

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This program explores the fascinating process of taxonomy, explaining why the process of classification is so important. Some of the criteria taxonomists use in classifying living things are highlighted. Colorful video footage of a wide array of organisms illustrates the major kingdoms.

Grade Level: 
Middle
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00:20
Classifying Life