This is a lesson in adaptations
A time machine has recently been invented. The MatterMasters Organism Research Institution has decided that it will use the time machine to send a group of animal research scientists millions of years in the future to observe the animal and plant life on Earth at this time.
When you arrive, you find that most of the animals and plants that you know from the present have all disappeared! BUT there are all sorts of new species living in place of the ones you know.
Your assignment is to observe, draw, and analyze one of the animals.
Your job is to report back to MMORI. Your report must include:
To help with the creation of the animal, here is a website to try out:
To create your project, we will be using Weebly.com. Weebly is a webpage making online site. Before going to Weebly, you need to have your animal name ready because you are going to use it to name the website.
I will give you your username and password, AFTER you have filled out your graphic organizer.
Some notes to help you:
An adaptation is a part on the body of the animal OR it is a behavior (something it does) that helps it survive. Some examples would be:
Scientific Names are names that scientists use to categorize and name animals. Go to the San Diego Zoo Animal Bytes page to see examples.
Possible vs. Improbable
Make your animal as POSSIBLE as you can. This means that the animal should NOT be a combination of different types of animals. For example it is IMPROBABLY (not likely) that an animal would evolve from a combination of reptile and mammal and insect. They are TOO different from each other and are not in the same animal groups. STAY WITHIN THE SAME ANIMAL GROUP!! So, mammals, reptiles & birds, fish, amphibians, insects, arachnids, crustaceans (crabs, shrimp, crayfish), mollusks (octopus, squid, clams, oysters), echinoderm (sea star, sea urchin), etc.....
Go to All Links, scroll down to the Chemistry or Matter and Energy sites.
Why do we have "leap year"?
Stay tuned for Mrs. Allard to ask you to do something else...or check something out.
Today, while in the computer lab, you have a mission. We are going to investigate the periodic table and elements online. Below is a list of sites that will help you on the journey. There are also Chemistry links on the links page...some might be the same as below. I will be updating these as you explore, so you might want to refresh. Be able to tell me 3 things that you learned about Chemistry, the Periodic Table, or Elements at the end of your exploration. Next week, we will be back in the science lab.
Explore These First:
Explore These Second: