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Question Set: What is an Invertebrate?

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. Provide your own definition of the word invertebrate.
     
  2. How are invertebrates important to humans and the environment?
     
  3. Approximately how many living species of animals have been documented?
     
  4. Why are scientists continuing to find new animal species? How is this possible?
     
  5. Which phylum contributes the greatest diversity of species to the animal kingdom? Provide some common examples of animals within this diverse phylum.
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