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Amazing Arthropods

from Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Eighty percent of the world's animals are Arthropods! And there are about 100 times more species of them than there are vertebrates (including us). Join our educator to discover more about this amazing phylum, the characteristics of the four main groups and why they are so important to humans and the environment. With the help of a dichotomous key, we'll identify an animal from each class, explore it's unique characteristics and survival adaptations. Come with your curiosity and questions.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

Programs to Canadian schools will be charged in CAD. Programs to US schools will be charged in USD.
Bulk booking discount available if 5 - 10 bookings made (5% and 10% respectively).


45 - 60 minutes, but this can be adjusted depending on period length

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Reading, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. The program will begin with a quiz about arthropods.
2. We will discuss arthropod classification.
3. Participants will be introduced to a dichotomous key and how it is used.
4. Participant groups will key out the animals that they have and then compare with another group. The presenter will review answers with the groups after a set time.
5. Questions are welcome during the presentation


The participant will:
- explore and practice using a dichotomous key
- compare classes within the phylum Arthropoda
- list at least one unique characteristic for each class
- develop an appreciation of the importance of this group to the environment and humans

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.7.SL.1 -- Speaking and ListeningMS-LS4-2. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
MS-LS4-1, MS-LS4-2 Crosscutting Concepts
HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

State Standards

Canadian Provincial and Territorial standards to be added