Characteristics of Animal Phyla POWERPOINT
Task 1: Characteristics of Animal Phyla
In this task, you will create a presentation that demonstrates your competency in zoology by describing (1) how animals are organized into phyla based on their characteristics, (2) how anatomies of animals are analyzed to distinguish relationships between them, and (3) how adaptations are analyzed in order to recognize the impact of evolution on phyla.
Your 11th- and 12th-grade students are struggling to understand how to classify animals and why the classifications are important. To help them better understand, you decide to create a multimedia presentation that includes the following: (1) classification of phyla, (2) anatomical variation between phyla, and (3) adaptation that leads to new phyla.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Create a multimedia presentation (e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote) that you would present in a 40 to 50 minute class period (suggested length of 10 to 15 slides) in which you do the following:
1. Describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals in order to organize them into phyla.
a. Explain how animals are grouped into phyla based on shared characteristics.
b. Describe how the characteristics of three identified animals, each from a different phylum, are used to organize them into different phyla.
i. Provide two specific characteristics for each animal from part A1b that support your description.
2. Analyze the anatomies of animals to distinguish the relationship among organisms.
a. Discuss how anatomical structures may be used to classify animals into phyla.
b. Describe how the anatomical structures of animals in two identified, closely related phyla are used to distinguish relationships between organisms.
i. Provide two specific examples of anatomical structures of animals from part A2b that support your description.
3. Explain how two closely related animal phyla have adapted differently to their environments.
a. Provide two specific examples of adaptation that support your explanation from part A3.
Note: Additional detail not provided in the multimedia presentation may be included in the presenter notes.
B. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.