I created an Animal Kingdom power point which covers the major animal phylums in the order in which they evolved along with how the anatomy developed into creating more complex organisms. It begins with Porifera and ends with Chordates. After going over the general characteristics of the Animal Kingdom, the power point covers each Phylum's symmetry, embryonic tissue layers, body cavities, body structures (hydrostatic, exoskeleton, endoskeleton), body systems and level of development along with outstanding characteristics and pictures.
I also have a Animal Kingdom chart which can be filled out while you lecture over the animal kingdom or have the students fill out after the lecture. I like to fill it out with my students while I lecture. I make sure to stress certain features and after the first few phylums, I ask for classroom participation on what should be written into the chart.
A great follow up is turning the Animal Kingdom chart into a cladogram.
Teacher pay Teacher: Animal Kingdom Power Point Animal Kingdom Chart
Animal Kingdom PP and Chart Bundle