Unformatted text preview: Animal Diversity Portfolio Directions For this portfolio, you will be creating a presentation that features three different animals. You will choose: -‐An Invertebrate (an animal lacking a backbone, like an insect or a mollusk) -‐A chordate (an animal with a backbone) But do not choose a primate. -‐A primate You will place all of your pictures and information in a presentation, using PowerPoint, prezi (www. Prezi.com), or Glogster ( ). Be sure to include your sources where you found your information. For your invertebrate, you will include: -‐A picture -‐An explanation of how their body plan and anatomy help it to survive -‐An explanation of how your invertebrate fits into the cladogram of invertebrates Example of information to include in your presentation: Monarch Butterfly Monarch butterflies, like all butterflies, can only sip liquid food using a tube-‐like proboscis, which is a long, flexible "tongue." This proboscis uncoils to sip food, and coils up again into a spiral when not in use. A monarch butterfly has brightly colored wings, which is a warning sign to other animals, especially predators. This adaptation warns others that the butterfly is poisonous. As a caterpillar, Monarchs eat milkweed which makes them taste terrible, also helping them to survive. A Monarch fits into the cladogram on invertebrates under the with other insects in the Arthropoda phylum, meaning it has an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. For your chordate, you will include: -‐A picture -‐An explanation of how the body plan and anatomy help it to survive -‐An explanation of how your chordate fits into the cladogram of chordates Example of what information to include in your presentation: Rainbow Trout Rainbow trout On the top of their bodies rainbow trout have one dorsal fin and an adipose fin, which make them stable and smooth in the water. On their lower side, they have a pectoral fin, which helps the fish to slow down. Anal fins help the fish stay steady in the water. A protective slime coating assists in keeping the rainbow trout healthy, by warding off parasites. Rainbow trout fit in the chordate cladogram under bony fishes, due to their vertebrae, jaws, and bony skeleton. They are separate from other chordates because they lack lungs, limbs, amniotic eggs, and mammary glands. For your primate, you will include: -‐A picture -‐An explanation of how the body plan and anatomy of your primate help it to survive -‐An explanation of which group your primate fits into and why (humans, great apes, lesser apes, An example of what to include in your presentation: Baboon Baboons have extra thick fur around their neck to keep them warm, cheek pouches to store food, and sharp claws to defend themselves. Baboons also travel in “troops”, carrying their young on their backs, and grooming others. Their fur is light brown-‐
grey to blend into their surroundings. Baboons fit into the group of old world monkeys, which evolved from Africa and Asia. They lack a prehensile tail, which separates them from new world monkeys, and they do not walk on their fists or knuckles like gorillas or chimpanzees. You will place all of your pictures and information in a presentation, using PowerPoint, prezzi, or glogster. Be sure to include your sources where you found your information. ...
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- Spring '17
- Bryan Combest
- Statistics, Baboon, Monarch Butterfly, chordate cladogram, chordate cladogram