Second Semester Animal PowerPoint Project Mrs. Jarnagan Biology
What am I going to do? • You are going to choose any animal species to research about. • You can choose any animal, you just need to: • Get approval from me first • Be the only one in the class researching that species You can find many different species at the animal diversity site: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/ • You will research and then present your information to the class.
Requirements: 15 slides (at LEAST): • 1st slide- Title slide (with your name and period) • Middle slides- At least one slide per question • Do not overfill with information • Bullet style; NOT IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!!! • You need to add pictures; any pictures you use need to have the webpage address where you found them • Last slide- Sources slide- Websites or any other source you found your information (NO .COM WEBSITES!!!! ONLY .EDU or .NET!!! ANY SOURCE from WWW.SWEETSEARCH.COM will work!)
Questions you need to address: Background: • What is your species? Give a basic description of your species and give the classification levels (Domain ________, Kingdom ________, all the way down to the species). • What are the characteristics of that species? (In other words, if you choose a species of salamander, what separates them, what makes them different from other salamanders?!) What is their diet? • What is their current status according to the EPA? (endangered, extinct, etc) • How does your species impact humans? How do humans impact your species? Adaptations: • Do they lay eggs or give live birth to their young? What are different adaptations they have for caring for their young? • What are their defense mechanisms? (How do they protect themselves so they are able to survive?) • What are the adaptationsthey have developed over time to survive?
Questions you need to address: Ecology: • What are the preferred habitat of your animal? Provide a map of where they are located on earth. Has this changed over time? • What is their niche in their habitat? • Provide a sample food chain with your species integrated. Comparing: • Compare and contrast another species within the same Family to your animal. How are they similar and how are they different? • Compare and contrast another species within the same Order to your animal. How are they similar and how are they different? • How many members of the same family of your animal are there total? What are some local examples (if any)?
BAD EXAMPLE Frogs • Frogs are green and slimy. • They eat nasty things like flies.
BAD EXAMPLE FrOgSSSSSS • Frogs are amazing. Frogs eat almost like everything! They are carnivores, I think, but ya they eat flies and stuff. Frogs live in my backyard. My favorite animal is a frog. Frogs can be gooey, which I think is AWESOME!!!! One time my dog ate a frog, and then threw it back up. Frogs are found all over the world. Frogs are always green. Frogs have long tongues. Eww. So this is what I know about frogs.
GOOD EXAMPLE (STARTING): Background • Characteristics • Soft, slimy skin • Antifungal properties on skin • Diet • Algae (tadpole stage) • Flies and other small insects • Some large frogs eat small mammals, like mice http://wide-wallpapers.net/macro-frog-jumping-wide-wallpaper/ sst2012-s205sci.blogspot.com