Arthropod Animation: Swiss Army Knife


The blades of the Swiss army knife become the claws, legs, antennae and wings that arthropods evolved to survive on land.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

Segmentation and jointed legs are features of the arthropod body plan that became specialized in different species for very different functions.

The arthropod’s segmented body, an exoskeleton, and jointed appendages easily allowed adaptations to new functions on land.