TERM TOPIC: ANIMAL KINGDOM
Just as questions on the plant kingdom appear most years, so do questions on the animal kingdom and therefore it is advisable to prepare these sections well in advance. Remember that Biology is a science subject and the emphasis is on knowledge and facts. Learn them off. Read the questions carefully and answer the question asked rather than just writing down information wildly.
When you have finished studying an animal use the following headings as a check-list to make sure you can discuss the organism in detail for the exam:
Dugesia/Planarian-- phylum, habitat, labelled diagram external structure, example of free-living organism, triploblastic acoelomate.
Liver Fluke--phylum, labelled diagram of structure, life-cycle and reproduction, adaptations to parasitic mode of life, control measures, example of an animal parasite, triploblastic acoelomate.
Earthworm-- phylum, labelled diagram of structure, life-cycle and reproduction, advantages to agriculture, set-up and use of a wormery, triploblastic coelomate.
Insects-- phylum, classes, characteristics of the phylum, characteristics of the class, labelled diagram of structure, life-cycle, advantages and disadvantages of insects.