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Question Set: Phylum Arthropoda

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. How does the exoskeleton of an arthropod compare with the
    1. exoskeleton of a mollusc?
    2. endoskeleton of a fish?
  2. How does the arrangement of gills in the crustacean differ from the arrangement of gills in fish?
  3. How does the circulatory system of a crustacean differ from that of a fish?
  4. How does the location of the nerve cord of arthropods compare with that of vertebrates? Of polychaetes?
  5. Arthropods are by far the most diverse group within the animal kingdom. They occur in a wide range of habitats around the world, often in large populations. What evolutionary adaptations have enabled arthropods to be so successful?

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