here for a flowchart of the requirements.
For this project, you will work in groups of two to research
a specific phylum or class within the animal kingdom. Then you will design
either a website or a visual display to present your findings. You will be
graded on both your scientific research recorded in your notebook and your
groups final web site.
Your group's scientific
notebook must include:
Date information was gathered.
Title of web page or book.
URL of web page or publication information
Notes taken from web page or book.
If pictures or graphics were copied onto your computer,
include a brief explanation of the picture and the name of the file
you saved it as.
An outline laying out the design of your project. (This
is not included in the example below. You may make an outline, flowchart,
For your project you will:
Identify a minimum of five major characteristics of your
phylum or class.
Identify three different species of organisms
within your phylum or class.
For two of your species, you will have to do
briefly describe each of their habitats and niche.
The remaining example will be what I refer to as your focus
species. For the focus species you will:
Make a taxonomic outline.
Explain its habitat in detail. This section should
include a description of the nonliving things that make up the organisms
ecosystem. You may describe a biome or a more specific ecosystem.
Explain in detail its characteristics and niche.
When explaining its niche, be sure to include its behavior characteristics,
feeding preferences and any symbiotic or predator prey relationships.
Make a food web including the focus species and at
least 10 other organisms.
- Choose one of the following topics: its relevance to humans, endangered
species, mythological lore.
If your project is a website, it must include:
All of the above content
A home page
Links to pages within your web site
A works cited page on the last page
Accurate spelling and grammar
If your project is a visual display, it must include:
- All of the above content
- A layout that is easy to follow
- Works cited information
- Spelling and grammar