Major Classes of Animals Project
Different groups of students explore one major class of animals.  Comparisons are made between the others.
Questions:

-Which group(s) of animals did they evolve from?
-What are the major shared characteristics which distinguish different species as members of this class of animals?
-Give at least one example of a member of each order of this class of animals.

Classes:
Mammalia-
Aves-
Reptilia-
Amphibia-
Osteichthyes-
Chondrichthyes-
Agnatha-

Requirements:
I Written paper
-must address all information related to answering the above questions.
-typed, double spaced, formal bibliography.

II Multimedia presentation
-must be well rehearsed.
-must be fairly divided across group members.

About the PowerPoint:
-must contain pictorial representations of each example (and there should be plenty).
-no more than 30 words per slide.
-no more than 4 bullets.
-presentation language on slides, not verbalization (i.e. no paragraphs).
-include bibliography in PowerPoint itself.


Class notes sheet - This sheet helps organize learners' thoughts on one anothers' presentations.
Taxonomy organization sheet

Agnatha
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:

Chondrichthyes
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:

Osteichthyes
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:

Amphibia
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:

Reptilia
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:

Aves
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:

Mammalia
 Physiology:
 Heart:
 Defining characteristics:
 Examples of:


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