Animal Courtship Research Mini Project (Rubric Attached Below)
With your group, you will research a particular animal species in which they use a particular strategy to attract a mate. (Note, COURTSHIP rituals are different from MATING rituals. This project is only about how the animals get the attention and attract a mate, not how they do the actual mating part)
Explain the trait or behavior and answer the following questions:
-Are the males different from the females, if so, how?
-What kinds of risks are the males taking to attract a mate?
-How much time do males devote to courtship? How hard do they work?
-How impressive, elaborate, and involved are the males' displays of courtship?
Students can present their information in the form of a poster (large enough to present to the class, bigger than regular printer printer or construction paper), skit, PowerPoint, etc. (If you choose a different presentation method, you must get it pre-approved by Ms. Bolanos)
There must be visuals that show the male and female of the species, as well as the courtship strategy.
Students must also include a bibliography.
-Minimum 5 different websites or books must be cited* (For example, if you watch 5 different Youtube videos, YouTube only counts as 1 source)
*This does not include sources for images on your poster
-Wikipedia cannot be cited as a source (but can be used as a starting point to help you find other sources)
-Include website name and url
-Bibliography should be in alphabetical order
Example: Animal Planet. http://www.animalplanet.com/wild-animals/no-2-peacock-courtship-display/
Question: Why has the peafowl population fluctuated every year?
(Note: Fluctuate means “rise and fall irregularly in number or amount” so you must talk about both)
Answer the question with a CER using at least 3 pieces of evidence from the 3 articles provided (at least one piece of evidence from each article
Weather Facts Notes 71-72
Let It Snow Acrostic Poem 73
Let It Snow 74
The Making of a Cloud 75-76
Air Masses Article Notes 77-78
Fronts Article Notes 79-80
Air Masses and Fronts (Haikus) 81
Air Masses and Fronts (Lecture Notes) 82-84
Robot Video & Article 85
Living or Non-Living Lab 86
Characteristics of Living Things 87-88
Living or Non-Living CER (Turned in today, will pass back later) 89Living or Non-Living Checklist 90
73-Let It Snow
74-Let it Snow
75-Making of a Cloud
76-Making of a Cloud
-Video Notes Table
81-Air Masses and Fronts
82-Air Masses and Fronts
Free Response in CER Format
Why does the wind blow away from the ocean instead of towards it (on the California coast)? Construct a CERER citing at least 2 pieces of evidence from any of the following articles, labs, or demos from class to support your answer. -specific heat lab -specific heat article -hot & cold balloon lab -hand bubbler -density chamber -behavior of matter article -thirsty candle lab -wind & air pressure article
Answers may vary. Here is a sample: (claim=blue, evidence =green, reasoning=red)
The wind blows away from the ocean instead of towards it on the California coast because of the difference in air pressure between the land and ocean. From the specific heat lab, we collected data and saw that over time sand heated up more quickly than water, and so the water stayed a lower temperature than the sand. This means that the air over the ocean, which is water, is also going to be a lower temperature than the air over the land. The behavior of matter article stated that matter expands when heated and contracts when cooled. This means that the cool air has molecules which are more densely packed, causing the pressure in the cold air to be high. On the other hand, the molecules in the warm air have more space in between them, making them less dense and lower pressure. From the hand bubbler demo and research, we saw that air will move to a place of high pressure to a place of low pressure. Similarly, the high pressure air over the ocean will move to the land where there's lower pressure air.
-Complete your “Let it Snow” table and Questions. For days 6-7, make choose what weather to make
-Tape/ Glue "Let it Snow" sheet on ISN pg 74
-Take notes on "Weather Facts PDF" on ISN page 71-72
Forms of Energy Review Notes 45-46
Water Cycle Video Notes 47-48
Processes of the Water Cycle 49-52
Water Sources 54
Kinetic Energy & Temperature 55-57
Specific Heat Notes 58
Specific Heat Lab 59
Weather Video Notes 60
CER Practice 61-62
Specific Heat CERER 63
Hot & Cold Balloon 64
Wind Video Notes 65
Wind & Air Pressure Notes 66-67
Behavior of Matter Notes 68
Wind CERERER 69Revised Wind CERERER 70
Complete these on a separate sheet of lined paper:
1. Question: Which would feel cooler to the touch and why: a 70°F block of plastic or a 70°F block of metal? Use evidence from your heat conductor notes and the ice melting blocks lab to answer the questions using C-E-R-E-R. Don’t forget to cite your sources.
Tell the tale of your Incredible Journey!
-You can choose to start with a storyboard to help plan your journey or go straight into part 2
Part 2: Create your incredible journey as a story
-Include every step of the journey, start from 1 and end at 9.
-Explain how your molecule moved from one place to another. Be detailed and specific!
For example, don't just say that your liquid water evaporated into the sky and became a cloud, explain the process of how the sun heat up the water to turn it into vapor, and explain how the molecules condensed into a cloud.
Also, make it fun! Be creative! (But still plausible in this reality)
-Be sure to explain any state changes (solid to liquid, etc)
Instructions for in class work Tuesday, 10/3/17
(To be completed for homework if it was not completed in class)