Activity Description of "Zoophyla"
|Audience ||Grades 9-12, Biology, Advanced Biology|
|Abstract ||Oh, how to teach the end of the year when you have everything else (the whole animal kingdom) to cover and everyone is tired of listening to you? I have devised an animal phyla symposium/presentation where my students teach each other the various phyla. We have PowerPoint software and a digital camera available in our science tech lab and I have incorporated the use of this for their presentations. You can simply edit the file and change it to whatever meets your needs. I have also included a grading rubric.
I also do a dichotomous key animal ID lab between all these presentations, which helps the hands-on learners. It can be done either through keying and identifying specimens and writing their characteristics, or by more of an inquiry -problematic approach. In this students group similar specimens together, investigate words to describe the characteristics they share, and create their own dichotomous key. Enjoy :-) Rosie|
|Author ||Rosie McKinney|
|Unifying Concept ||Systems, order and organization|
|Science and Technology ||Understandings about science and technology|
|Science as Inquiry ||Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry|
|History and Nature of Science ||Nature of scientific knowledge|
|Science in Personal and Social Perspectives||Natural resources|
|Life, Physical, Earth Sciences ||Biological evolution, Structure and function in living systems, Diversity and adaptations of organisms|
|Other Standards ||Assessment|