It’s time for research! You will be randomly assigned an organism of the Chesapeake Bay. Your assignment is to create an advertisement for the personals section of the Chesapeake Bay Times, describing the features and special circumstances of your organism. Through your research, you will become the resident expert on your organism.
Be sure to include information concerning:
The organisms common name/ Scientific name (genus and species)
Description of habitat
How it obtains nourishment (what it eats)
Role in the food chain (what level in the food chain/who eats it/predator/ prey/consumer/ producer)
Appearance of the organism
Life cycle (be VERY specific)
Status (this category varies widely by organism. Possible topics include how it is affected by pollution, population size changes, endangered, harvested, etc. An example would be if you were being overharvested to the verge of extinction.)
Interesting facts (wonderful or astounding things about your organism)
A labeled colored drawing or picture of the organism with a scale for size comparison
Project options: Create a mini-poster, including picture, should be in one side of a piece of 8.5”x11” or 9”x12” construction paper. The mini poster can be typed but the picture should be hand-drawn with labels. The poster needs to be neat, attractive, and colorful.
Create a presentation using Prezi or Powerpoint showcasing your organism and its’ specific information (items listed above).
Design a website for your organism. The website should be informative, creative, and entertaining. Weebly.com is a great site to use to complete this option.
Student choice: If you have a different idea on how to present information about your critter, please discuss your idea with your science teacher and gain approval first.
***All options must include a bibliography with at least 3 resources. Bibliography must use the correct format as directed by the media center, and include citations for where you obtained your information and pictures for your project.
***PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED RUBRIC FOR PROJECT GRADING AND EXPECTATIONS!!