Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Echinoderms 5 th Grade. What are basic characteristics of an Echinoderm? Invertebrate ENDOskeleton (Internal skeleton) Water vascular."— Presentation transcript:
Stick out from the echinoderm’s sides or underside Act like small, sticky suction cups Suction is used for gripping the surface beneath the echinoderm Use their tube feed to move slowly and capture food
Can be red, brown, blue, or green Leather-like skin Soft, flexible, muscular bodies Tube feet that allow them to crawl slowly along the ocean floor Mouth is surrounded by tentacles –filter feeders! Sea cucumber eating:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=420 IdYKfi7Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=420 IdYKfi7A
Sea Cucumber Fun Facts Can throw our their intestines as a defense mechanism and then regenerate them Some can be poisonous! They stick tentacles into their mouths and lick them off, the way you might lick your fingers!
Sand Dollars Found in the Intertidal Zone of the ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykoYhCm iaH0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykoYhCm iaH0