Choose a mammal to research (must be approved by Ms. Allen)
Use the research sources linked on this libguide. → → → → → → → →
Research and Take Notes on NoodleTools.
Include information on all of the following (Notes Checklist):
Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
All mammals have the same 1st four levels of classification!
- Domain: Eukarya
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
Scientific Name (genus, species)
- Adaptations/ Evolutionary History
- Identify your organism physical & behavioral adaptations and explain their functions (i.e. how does each adaptation promote the organism’s success in its environment?) size, weight, identifying characteristics.
- Explain how your animal has evolved over time. What environmental factors have influenced your creature’s evolution?
- What are some ancestors of your creature?
- Where does your animal live?
- Does your animal migrate?
- What aspects of this organism's anatomy, physiology, and behavior allow it to survive and thrive in its habitat?
- What is it about where it lives that makes it need the adaptations?
- Behavior - Interactions with other species
- What are its primary prey species? Is your organism a generalist feeder or a specialist feeder? A carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore?
- What are its primary predators? With what other species does your organism compete for resources?
- Is there any information about other species that coexist with yours (e.g. cooperative or parasitic relationships)?
Create a infographic poster, a picture book or labelled diorama - displaying all of the information listed above. (Graphic organizer)
- Minimum 8 Noodletools notecards, with original and paraphrased text
- At least 2 different sources, with NoodleTools citations
- Completed infographic poster or picture book including all of the facts and at least 2 images (i.e., animal, map, habitat, other related species)
- Due Monday February 6, 2017
- Grading Rubrics: Poster & Book
- Oral presentations to classmates will occur the following week in March