Biodiversity in Thailand - under threat Name: Fahsai Animal:Kouprey Class : 7C Teacher:Task: You are a biologist working for the natural history museum in Bangkok. The museum is preparing a series of audio visual presentations called: “ENDANGERED SPECIES OF THAILAND” The museum needs to know: · the common name (s) of your chosen animal in English (and maybe Thai) · the scientific name of the animal (This will be a binomial name. (Two words usually in Latin)) · A description of thecharacteristics of the animal. · Relevant background information about the lifestyle and habits of the animal · where the animal is found in Thailand and around the world (the distribution and habitat of the animal) The museum also needs to know: · why the animal is endangered? (you should explain in detail what the main risks and threats are to their species) · what are scientists or voluntary organizations or politicians or environmentalists doing to help? (you should include some of the difficulties they face in trying to protect the species) · what could we do? (you should use your own ideas here)Process: · Research your species using a variety of sources · Make notes on the worksheet provided (This will be assessed) · Present your information for a special Thai Endangered Species in an Audio Visual method of your choice.Audio Visual · The audio visual presentation is aimed at young people (10- 14 years old) so thePresentation: information must be explained as clearly and simply as possible. ·The presentation must be in a format that can be uploaded to your personal blog. · The assessment will be based on the primarily on the research table and your overall final product.Legal The museum must publish where the information has come from so you must write a correct BIBLIOGRAPHY. Use Easybib to get the correct format.requirements: You must also use in text citations.
Understanding my task—checklist· Do I work alone or in a group? h· What is the due date? U· Who is my audience? n· How will I need to adapt my product for this audience? d e· Do I have any teacher checkpoints? r s t· What do I have to hand in with the final copy? aResearch/Inquiry BookletResearch notesScript nBibliography d i· What will my final presentation be? nOralWritten gVisual· How m long will the presentation be? minutes. y paragraphs words t· What format a will I use: s(e.g. PowerPoint, poster, photos, video, other multimedia, model/construction, etc.) k —· If it is a spoken presentation, what other visuals/posters/interestingitems/peoplec I use to make my talk more interesting? will h e cAdditional questions: k l i s t
Locating InformationWhere will you go to find information on your endangered species?You might want to try some of the following resources. There are 3 kinds of resourcesbelow so make sure you use a variety—not just one type!Books:Tropical Wildlife of Thailand and SE AsiaTropical Birds of ThailandReef Fish of ThailandLarge Mammals of ThailandMarine Fishes of South East AsiaA Field Guide to the Birds of ThailandWildlife in the Kingdom of ThailandThailand‟s Vanishing Fauna and FloraA Photographic Guide to the Mammals of Thailand and South-East AsiaEncyclopedia:World Book Online (Online, via the Library Portal Site)Internet: IUCN Red List: http://www.iucnredlist.org/ Thai Society for the Conservation of Wild Animals: http://www.tscwa.org/- remember to click on the wildlife link Arkiveinfo: http://www.arkive.org/ Animal Info Thailand: http://www.animalinfo.org/country/thailand.htm World Wildlife Fund—Search by Species:http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/specieslist.html The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand: http://www.warthai.org/ The Encyclopedia of Life: http://www.eol.org/index
You are encouraged to add columns (other sources ). Facts (cut and pastes) must be in “quotation marks” otherwise write the key points in your OWN words. This will assessed so use key terms correctly and fill in the table in detail.Bibliography Info Source 1: Source 2:In text citation ( ) ( )Common name – (woa – kao)ThaiScientific name Bos sauveliAppearanceLocation,including changeover time andpredictions forfutureUseful informationabout way of life,habits etc
Source 1: Source 2What is thepopulation?What category is itin according tothe iucn?Why is itendangered?Main risks, threatsWhat arescientists,voluntaryorganizations,environmentalistsor politiciansdoing to help?Difficulties faced intrying toprotect thespeciesWhat can we do?
Organizing Your InformationNow that you‟ve collected all of the information you need to complete your project,it‟s time to organize it so that your podcast is clear and relevant.Some questions you might want to consider: Have I answered all of my questions? Do I need to use all of the information I have collected? How will I organize my notes into a logical structure?My Plan: - What will the structure be? - How many sections are there? - Make a visual plan of your podcast using boxes, a flow chart, a mind map or whatever suits your podcast.
Tips for organizing your textAt the word level:Generalised language: Written mostly in the present tense because the information is general andongoingGeneralised participants: This means you can refer to something in the plural form (Tigers live…. etc) or inthe singular form using „the‟ (Thetiger lives... etc). Try to be consistent; if you chooseto use the plural, then stick with it for the rest of the podcast where possible.The passive voice: This is because sometimes an action has nothing or nobody responsible for it(e.g. Tigers are found in...or The tiger‘s body is divided into…. ). Notice also the use ofthe apostrophe „s‟ to show the possession of something. You will need to use thissometimes if you choose the singular form to describe the features that „belong‟ tothe animal.Use of scientific vocabulary: You will need to use scientific words to describe your animal (limbs not arms,paws not feet if appropriate)Descriptive language: You will need to use a range of adjectives for such features as colour and shapes(triangular, round, rectangular), and nouns for patterns (stripes, rosettes, scales) andphysical features (fur, beak, feathers),At the text level:Your podcast is an information report. Use the scaffold below to help you organizethe podcast:A general opening statement in the first paragraph This statement tells the audience what the podcast is going to be about. This can include a short description of the subject. This can include a definition of the subject.A series of paragraphs about the subject Each paragraph usually begins with a topic sentence. The topic sentence at the beginning of each paragraph pre-views the information contained in the rest of the paragraph. The sentences after this preview give more details. Each paragraph should give information about one feature of the subject. These paragraphs build a description of the subject of the podcast. These paragraphs may include technical language that is related to the subject.
This assessment will be assess using Criterion D: Reflecting on the impact of scienceName:Level Descriptor Task Specific Clarification0 The student has not reached a standard described by any of the descriptors given below. attempts to state the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or attempts to state how science is working to help endangered species issue can give some simple examples of possible conflicts arising between the chosen attempts to state the implications of the use of science and its application in solving a specific animal, the environment and humans. problem or issue interacting with a factor Makes statements about the selected Thai Endangered Species1 attempts to apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding but does so with presents some information in the correct format limited effectiveness Makes little attempt to produce a bibliography makes little attempt to document sources. states how science is working to help the selected Thai endangered species is able to state the ways in which science is applied and used to can give some examples of possible conflicts arising between the chosen animal, address a specific problem or issue the environment and humans is able to state the implications of the use of science and its can describe how supporting the specific Thai endangered species has an application in solving a specific problem or issue interacting with a factor impact on society is able to apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding but does not do so Makes statements about the selected Thai Endangered Species occasionally2 clearly or precisely using topic key words correctly attempts to document sources correctly. presents some information in the correct format Attempts to produce a bibliography outlines how science is working to help the selected Thai endangered species outlines conflicts arising between the chosen animal, the environment and Is able to outline the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or humans issue discusses how supporting the specific Thai endangered species impacts on is able to outline the implications of the use of science and its application in solving a specific3 society problem or issue interacting with a factor Gives a basic description of the selected Thai Endangered Species using topic is able to apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding clearly and precisely key words although not always accurately but does not do soconsistently Presents information in required format and with a completed research table is able to document sources but does not always do so correctly. Attempt to use easybib to produce a bibliography in the correct MLA format and uses in text citations. identifies how science is working to help the selected Thai endangered species identifies and outlines conflicts arising between the chosen animal, the is able to identify the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or environment and humans issue discusses how supporting the specific Thai endangered species impacts on is able to identify and outline the implications of the use of science and its application in solving a society specific problem or issue interacting with a factor Gives a clear, detailed and concise explanation of selected Thai endangered4 is able to consistently apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding clearly species making use of the topic key words and precisely Presents all the information in the correct format and with a comprehensive is able to document sources completely. research table Produces a correct MLA format bibliography using easy bib and a range of resources and uses in text citations correctlyTeacher comment: Awarded Level:Pupil comment: To improve my next reflecting on the impact of scienceassignment I will…Before you hand in the work review the rubric and predict the level you think you will gain. Criteria D: