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  1. 1. The Animal Project<br />April – May 2009<br />Ms. Schroeder<br />Biology<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />Introduction to Animal Kingdom<br />Song<br />Classification<br />Different animal phyla<br />Introduction to project: <br />Get in groups<br />Prior Student Presentations<br />Presentation Handout <br />Review assignment dates<br />What animal your group will be researching?<br />What does the library offer?<br />Rubrics<br />
  3. 3. The Classification Song<br />Animals belong in a classBut not because they get bad gradesAnimal classes are groups of crittersAlike in important waysWe are going to give you cluesSo you can figure outWhich of the six main animal classesThat we&apos;re talking aboutThe first class of animals is covered with hairAnd they live almost anywhereThey&apos;ve got warm blood and their babies drink milkAnd they sweat when it&apos;s hot out thereWhat is the animal, animal class?<br />MAMMALS<br />
  4. 4. The next class is lumped togetherBecause their bodies are covered with feathersTheir babies are hatched from hard-shelled eggsAnd some migrate with the weatherWhat is the animal, animal class?To breathe under water with gillsIs a pretty impressive skillFins and scales and powerful tailsMake ocean living idealWhat is the animal, animal class?<br />BIRDS<br />FISH<br />
  5. 5. The Classification Song<br />The critters with scaly skinAre cold-blooded and born on landSnakes and turtles and crocodilesLay eggs like the rest of themWhat is the animal, animal class?These guys are born in the waterAnd at first they breathe like a fishWhen they grow up their gills become lungsAnd they can live on land if they wishWhat is the animal, animal class?<br />REPTILES<br />AMPHIBIANS<br />
  6. 6. Spiders, insects and crabs all haveSegmented bodies, big and smallJointed legs and an exoskeletonThis class is the biggest of allWhat is the animal, animal class?<br /><br />ARTHROPODS<br />
  7. 7. What are the 6 kingdoms that all living organisms are placed into?<br />Animalia<br />Plantae<br />Fungi<br />Protista<br />Monerans<br />Archaebacteria<br />Eubacteria<br /><br />
  8. 8. What is the full classification system that organisms are placed into?<br />Kingdom<br />Phylum<br />Class<br />Order<br />Family<br />Genus<br />Species<br /><br />
  9. 9. Let’s Classify a Bobcat and a Lion<br />Why do the animals split at Genus?<br />What is the Scientific name for the bobcat?<br />What is the Scientific name for the lion?<br />Who designed this system and why?<br />
  10. 10. Animals are grouped into 2 categories<br />Invertebrates<br />Vertebrates<br />
  11. 11. What are the different animal phyla?<br /> Sponges<br /> Cnidarians<br />Platyhelminthes<br />Nematoda<br />Mollusca<br />Annelida<br />Arthropoda<br />Chordata<br />
  12. 12. Final Product <br />Powerpoint<br />Binder with all group work and research<br />
  13. 13. Animal Project<br />Groups of 3<br />Choose an animal group: (RANDOM)<br />Each individual student will research a specific animal or type of animal that belongs to the animal group. <br /> [For example: Animal group-Fish/ Individuals: 1) bony fish 2) cartilaginous fish<br />Teach the class in a 20 minute interactive, multimedia presentation<br />No one may read off of their notes!<br />If PowerPoint, only 10-15 words/slide + PICTURES!<br />
  14. 14. SOURCES<br />Use a variety of sources (minimum 12). <br /> -3 internet sources (maximum)<br /> -3 journal articles(database is fine) <br /> -3 book sources <br /> -3 magazine/newspaper articles (Database is fine)<br />BONUS: interview a person/scientist who is an expert on your animal (25 enrichment points with a signature and thank you letter)<br />Students must keep a flash drive to put all typed written work on. This must be with student at all times.<br /> <br />
  15. 15. Get out your homework agenda!<br />
  16. 16. Assignments and Grading: WEEK 1<br />Assignments Due Date<br />All assignments can be turned in early for a bonus 2 points<br />Students must keep a flash drive to put all typed written work on. This must be with student at all times.<br /> <br />1. Parent Signature: Animal Project handout (this paper on top) and flashdriveto save work Friday, April 24<br />- This will serve as your checklist EACH PERSON 5 points<br /> <br />2. Library Research list EACH PERSONFriday, April 24<br /> -What does the school library have that can help you? 5 points<br /> -Make a list of books, articles, websites that may be useful in the future of this project<br /> <br />3. Annotated Bibliography of internet sites GROUP<br /> -Attach the pages of the website you will be using Friday, April 24<br /> -must include a detailed outline of site 5 points<br /> -What are you getting out of that site?<br />Correct Bibliography:<br /> Arthropods. “Arthropod Reference Library.” Accessed 20 October 2002<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  17. 17. WEEK 2:<br />4. Introduction outline: (Remember to include citations) EACH PERSONTuesday, April 28<br />-What animal group are you researching? What do you know about this group so far? 10 points <br /> -What animal or type of animal are you researching within your group? <br /> -What taxonomy groups (Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species) does your animal group belong to? Why? (What features does your animal have that classifies it in those 7 groups?) <br /> -What is the scientific name? Remember Italicize the name<br /> -What information do you know so far about your group? About your animal? How are each of the animals related? Different? <br /> -What do you want to learn about your animal?<br /> -What are you hoping to get out of this project? <br /> <br />5. Food Chain or Web for your animal with PICTURES!!!!GROUPFriday, May 1<br /> AND20 points <br /> (10 points each)<br />Taxonomy picture ( use book to help) EACH PERSON<br />- DRAW A PICTURE or use MAGAZINE OR INTERNET PICS!!!!!!<br />
  18. 18. WEEK 3: GROUP<br />6. Annotated Bibliography of 3 books (include copies of all the pages you will use)<br /> Tuesday, May 5 <br /> -must include a detailed outline of each book of the information 5 points<br />you are getting out of that book?<br /> <br />7. Annotated Bibliography of 3 magazine/newspaper articles (include complete copies)<br /> must include a detailed outline of each article Tuesday, May 5<br /> -What are you getting out of that article? 5 points<br />8. Annotated Bibilography of 3 Journal Articles concerning your animal (include copies<br /> Tuesday, May 5 <br />-Must include an outline of each article and answer the following questions 10 points<br />-What types of scientists study your animal?<br /> -What types of research are being performed concerning your animal? <br /> -Why is that research being performed?<br /> -What have the scientists or researches found about your animal?<br />
  19. 19. WEEK 3: GROUP<br /> 9. Animal Group Multimedia Presentation Outline with story boardWednesday, May 6<br /> 10 points<br /> -Combine all individual animal information together for group presentation <br /> -Use the Presentation outline attached to make an outline to present similarities <br /> and differences of animals in group for each topic (especially anatomy)<br />
  20. 20. WEEK 3: GROUP<br /> 10. All Pictures of each body system of your animal due in a powerpoint. Thursday, May 7<br /> -Information about each organ on separate sheet of paper 90 points <br /> -A few words on each slide (10 points each)<br />The pictures must also include a full citation of where you found them <br />( (additional internet cites are ok here for the pictures) <br /> 1. Integumentary system – body covering and protection <br /> 2. Skeletal system- body support <br /> 3. Muscular system <br /> 4. Circulatory system- Heart and oxygen transportation (veins/arteries/capillaries)<br /> 5. Respiratory system- Mouth  Lungs<br /> 6. Digestive and excretory systems <br /> 7. Nervous system- brain structure and sense organs<br /> 8. Reproductive system – Both Male and Female organs<br /> 9. Endocrine system – chemical pathways<br />
  21. 21. Presentations begin Monday, May 11<br />
  22. 22. Let’s Get Started……<br />Choose Reliable Group Members<br />3 people per group<br />Each person will choose own animal in the group’s phylum<br />
  23. 23. Powerpoint rules<br />
  24. 24. Powerpoint Rules<br />Title Slide<br />Uniform Look<br />Author of each slide at the bottom of the slide<br />Bibliographic Slide at end<br />Imported graphics on each slide (pictures, clipart, etc….)<br />Use at least one different slide transition in each section<br />
  25. 25. Powerpoint rules(continued)<br />Font Requirements<br />Use at least one change in font style and color<br />Make Sure font size and color are readable.<br />Don’t crowd your slides (10-15 words only)<br />Have at least one change of text transition (how the words show up on the slide).<br />
  26. 26. What not to do.<br />Don’t detract from your presentation by overdoing the technology.<br />Music/Sounds are good but make sure it is appropriate.<br />Avoid cutesy clipart<br />
  27. 27. Student Powerpoint Example<br />
  28. 28. Which Animal Group will you get?<br />Draw out of a hat……<br />
  29. 29. Library Research<br />Databases: Find Magazines, Newspapers, JournalsGale<br /> ERIC<br />Books:<br /> Many different animal books (look in index)<br />
  30. 30. Animal Project Content<br />
  31. 31. Animal Project Presentation Rubric<br />
  32. 32. Animal Project Technology Rubric<br />