To check the classification of an organism use http://www.catalogueoflife.com/To find a picture of an organism try http://www.eol.org/http://www.marinespecies.org/http://www.uea.ac.uk/bio/joyoffungi
coral_reef_Fish.jpgCoral Reef
desert_Coyote.jpgDesert
estuary_Mud_Snail.jpgEstuary
grasslands_Buffalo.jpgGrassland
shore_Penguin.jpgOcean Shore
open_ocean_Jelllyfish.jpgOpen Ocean
river_Turtle.jpgRivers-Streams
taiga_Caribou.jpgTaiga
temp_decid_Deer.jpgTemperate Deciduous Forest
temp_rain_Owl.gifTemperate Rain Forest
trop_rain_Parrot.jpgTropical Rain Forest
home_tundra_Polar_Bear.jpgTundra


Conservation Page DUE Thursday, January 13
For your biome you need to discuss the following questions. Be sure to use EXPERT opinions (not just what you think) and put the sites on your bibliography page. You should have one or two paragraphs per letter.
1. What is the human impact on your biome?
a. Positive
b. Negative
2. What are the problems in your biome that need to be addressed by humans?
a. Problem 1 and its possible solution
b. Problem 2 and its possible solution


Animal Kingdom Rubric—Test grade (54 points)
Group grade (12 points): You must have a banner with ANIMALS and the definition of animals (use the one I gave you in class). Together in the group your examples must represent AT LEAST 5 different invertebrate phyla and 5 different vertebrate classes.
Individual grade (42 points): Each person in the group is responsible for 3 invertebrates AND 3 vertebrates for a total of 6 examples per person. Each of your examples must include the following:

Definition of Phylum or Class Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name (as caption of picture)
Picture
Description of where they live

Invertebrate Phylum
Definition
Notes
1.
Acanthocephala (Spiny-Headed Worms)
One opening for food/waste, curvy spines on proboscis (flexible snout)
adults parasitic on vertebrates, larvae live in insects and crustaceans
2.
Annelida (Segmented Worms)
Two openings for food/waste, circulatory system
9000 species
3.
Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Two openings for food/waste, jointed appendages, exoskeleton
80% of animal kingdom
4.
Brachiopoda (Lamp Shells)
One opening for food/waste, circulatory system, top and bottom shell
Live in salt water
5.
Bryozoa (Bryozoans)
Two openings for food/waste, tentacles
Live in water
6.
Cephalorhyncha (Spiny Worms)
Spiny proboscis

7.
Chaetognatha (Arrow Worms)
Two openings for food/waste, no circulatory system
Live in salt water
8.
Cnidaria (Corals & Jellyfish)
Two layers of cells with jelly-like substance, one opening for food/ waste
Live in water
9.
Ctenophora (Comb Jellies)
Two layers of cells with jelly-like substance, use cilia to swim
75% prefer temperate or warm water
10.
Echinodermata (Echinoderms)
Two openings for food/waste, simple circulatory system, ability to regenerate
Live in water
11.
Echiura (Spoon Worms)
Two openings for food/waste, simple nervous system
Live in salt water
12.
Entoprocta (Goblet Worms)
One opening for food/waste, attached to surface
Most live in coastal salt water
13.
Gastrotricha (Gastrotrichs)
Two openings for food/waste, simple nervous system
Live in water
14.
Gnathostomulida (Sand Worms)
One opening for food/waste, simple nervous system
Live in all marine environments
15.
Hemichordata (Acorn Worms)
Two openings for food/waste, simple circulatory and nervous systems
Live in water
16.
Mesozoa
Two layers of cells, no digestive or circulatory or nervous systems
Parasite of marine invertebrates
17.
Mollusca (Mollusks)
Soft body, two openings, simple organ systems, some with shell
Live in most habitats
18.
Myxozoa
#Microscopic, 4 “arms”
Parasite of fish and segmented worms
19.
Nemata (Round Worms, Nematodes)
Two openings, developed nervous system
Live in most habitats, parasites
20.
Nematomorpha (Horsehair Worms)
Absorb nutrients through body wall, no circulatory system
Live in fresh water and moist soil
21.
Nemertea (Ribbon Worms)
Two openings, brain and nervous system, circulatory system
900 named species, mostly salt water
22.
Onychophora (Velvet Worms or Walking Worms)
Two openings, brain and nervous system, respiratory and circulatory system
14-43 pairs of unjointed legs
23.
Phoronida
Two openings, circulatory system, simple nervous system
10 species, live in salt water
24.
Platyhelminthes (Flatworms)
One opening for food/waste, simple nervous system
All are parasites, most biomes, 25,000 species
25.
Porifera (Sponges)
Absorb food through pores, one opening for food/waste, attached to surface
Live in water, most in salt water
26.
Rotifera (Rotifers)
Two openings for food/waste, simple brain and nervous system
Live in fresh water and moist soil, as well as moss and lichen
27.
Sipuncula (Peanut Worms)
Two openings for food/waste, mouth is surrounded by tentacles
Live in shallow salt water
28.
Tardigrada (Water Bears)
Two openings for food/waste,
4 pairs of unjointed legs, Live in moist soil or on damp plants

Vertebrate Class
Definition
Notes
1.
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish)
Fins supported by bones, upper jaw bones slides forward when opened
All water biomes, some shore biomes
2.
Amphibia (frogs, salamanders)
Spend first part of life in water with gills, second part of life on land with lungs, smooth skin
Some live in water their entire life
3.
Appendicularia (tunicates)
*Muscular tail, simple spinal cord
*Live in most oceans, coastal waters, estuaries
4.
Ascidiacea (sea squirts)
Flexible outer skeleton, attached to surface
Live in shallow and deep salt water
5.
Aves (birds)
Hollow bones, scaly legs, feathers
9000 species, most biomes
6.
Cephalaspidomorphi (lampreys)
Jawless fish, skeleton of cartilage, hatch in fresh water, live in salt water as adult, back to fresh water to lay eggs
Parasites, temperate rivers/estuaries/ocean shores
7.
Cephalochordata (lancelets)
Skeleton of cartilage, simple brain, no true vertebrae
Live in shallow tropical/temperate oceans
8.
Elasmobranchii (sharks, rays, skates)
Skeleton of cartilage, fleshy fins
Live in salt water
9.
Holocephali (chimera)
#Skeleton of cartilage, smooth skin
#Temperate ocean floor
10.
Mammalia (mammals)
Hairy, milk-producing, endothermic
Found in all biomes
11.
Myxini (hagfish)
Skeleton of cartilage, jawless, slime-producing
Found in cold ocean water
12.
Reptilia (crocodiles, snakes, turtles)
#Ectothermic, scales, four appendages
#All biomes except tundra
13.
Sarcopterygii (lungfish)
Lobe-finned, lungs and gills
Can “walk” on land
14.
Thaliacea (salps)
*Barrel-shaped
*Lives in water



Facts Page--Plants--Test Grade (52 points)
Group grade (10 points): You must have a banner with PLANTS and the definition of plants. Together in the group your examples must represent AT LEAST 8 of the 17 numbered items.
Individual grade (42 points): Each person in the group is responsible for 6 examples. Each of your examples must include the following:
Definition of Division
Kingdom/Division/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture
Description of where they live
1. Division: Bryophyta (no more than 2 examples)
2. Division: Anthocerotophyta (syn. Anthrocerophyta) (no more than 2 examples) hornworts
3. Division: Equisetophyta (syn. Sphenophyta) (no more than 2 examples) horsetails
4. Division Lycopodiophyta (syn. Lycophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
5. Division: Polypodiophyta (syn. Filicinophyta, Pterophyta?) (no more than 2 examples) ferns
6. Division: Psilotophyta (syn. Pteridophyta) (no more than 2 examples) wisk ferns
7. Class: Cycadopsida (Phylum Cycadophyta) (no more than 2 examples) cycads
8. Class: Ginkgoopsida (Phylum Ginkophyta) (no more than 2 examples) ginkgo
9. Class: Ephedropsida (Phylum Gnetophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
10. Class: Gnetopsida (Phylum Gnetophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
11. Class: Welwitschiopsida (Phylum Gnetophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
12. Class: Pinopsida (no more than 2 examples) conifers
13. Class: Liliopsida (no more than 2 examples) monocots
14. Class: Magnoliopsida (no more than 2 examples) dicots
15. Class: Piperopsida (no more than 2 examples)
16. Class: Ranunculopsida (no more than 2 examples)
17. Class: Rosopsida (no more than 2 examples)

Facts Page--QUIZ Grade (16 points) Due Thursday, November 18
Each person in the group is responsible for 2 examples of a fungus. Between all of the examples, at least 3 of the following class/phyla must be represented.

(2) Subtitle for Fungus Kingdom with a definition

(7) Zygomycota (class)

(7) Glomeromycota (phylum)

Definition
Common name
Definition
Common name
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Picture
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Picture
Order/Family
Description of where they live
Order/Family
Description of where they live
Genus/species

Genus/species



(7) Basidiomycota (phylum)

(7) Chytridiomycota (phylum)

Definition
Common name
Definition
Common name
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Picture
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Picture
Order/Family
Description of where they live
Order/Family
Description of where they live
Genus/species

Genus/species

(7) Ascomycota (phylum)

(7) Other

Definition
Common name
Definition
Common name
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Picture
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Picture
Order/Family
Description of where they live
Order/Family
Description of where they live
Genus/species

Genus/species


Facts Page—Protists QUIZ grade—6 pts DUE November 11
Each student is responsible for ONE protist:
(2) Subtitle of Protists with a definition
(4) Protozoan
    1. Definition
    2. Scientific name, common name if possible
    3. Picture
    4. Description of where they live
(4) Algae (any kingdom, single celled with chlorophyll and a nucleus)
    1. Definition
    2. Scientific name, common name if possible
    3. Picture
    4. Description of where they live
(4) Group’s choice (for groups of 3 only)
    1. Definition
    2. Scientific name, common name if possible
    3. Picture
    4. Description of where they live

Facts Page—Monerans Class work grade--6pts
Due Date November 3
EACH student is responsible for ONE moneran.
(2) Subtitle of Monerans with a definition
(4) Moneran
    1. Scientific name
    2. Shape
    3. Picture
    4. Description of where they live

Home Page Rubric DUE MONDAY October 111) Welcome phrase (15)a) top of pageb) students' namesc) name of biome2) Location paragraph (15)a) complete sentencesb) description of various locationsc) World map with caption showing locations3) Climate paragraph (30)a) complete sentencesb) number of seasonsc) average precipitation in centimeters during each seasond) average temperature in Celsius during each seasone) variations between locationsf) photo with caption showing each season