Our study of invertebrate ecosystems will focus on the largest group of organisms.)
Students will select an insect, discover its characteristics, create a model from reused materials,
prepare "quick facts" page, and design a handout for their classmates.
Oral presentations of each student's work will culminate this unit.
Students will . . .
prioritized list of the names of five insects;
these must be submitted
on time. Answer selected
questions to generate background information necessary to your
a photograph of his
her assigned insect on time and properly
source (MLA format).
critique of an article on mosquitoes (1
critique will be submitted
on time. (A rubric
and more specifics will be distributed).
a rough draft of a creative
presentation of the characteristics of the student's
why it is an invertebrate; tell how it is uniquely different from other
scale model of his or her assigned insect. Students may NOT
purchase supplies to create their model. They must reuse
containers, trays, plastic, hangers, etc. Some materials will be
distributed in class; the project will be completed in
school. Use this checklist
to evaluate how you are doing. View
student work here.
coloring page or fact sheet. (Check here.)
This should identify the classifying features of
insect; it should enable students to understand the organism's major
copy, and distribute a typed note-taking sheet. This will be used
to take notes on during oral presentations.
quiz that tests your classmate's knowledge of the material
you present. The quiz will be given the day after your
this information & take the quiz.
an oral presentation. This will be spoken (NOT READ). You
will need to clearly discuss the good, the bad, and the specifics of
the organisms that depend upon your insect (for food). Tell the
consequence to the earth of the demise of this insect.