Animal Kingdom Booklet – Alternative Assessment

Name ______________________________ Class ________Date _______________

 

Alternative Assessment: This project will be counted as one test grade.

 

Objectives: After completing this booklet the student will understand:

 

Procedure:

v     Produce a booklet using white copy paper.

v     Number each question, write topic and fully answer the questions for each section.

v     Must be typed.

Suggested Page listings:

  1. Title page: the Animal Kingdom , with a picture,  your name, class and date
  2. Table of contents
  3. Introduction page

List of Phyla we will study in the Animal Kingdom:

  1. HydraPorifera
  2. Cnidaria
  3. Platyhelminthes
  4. Nematoda
  5. Mollusca
  6. Annelida
  7. Arthropoda
  8. Echinodermata
  9. Chordata to include 5 pages

a.       Subclass vertebrata is divided into these classes:

                                 i.            CrawfishThree classes of fish- can use one page

·              Agnatha

·              Chondrichthyes

·              Osteichthyes

                               ii.            Amphibia

                              iii.            ClamReptilia

                             iv.            Aves

                               v.            Mammalia

 

A.  Introduction pages (most information in chapter 25):

1.                  What is the definition of an animal?

2.                  Identify and discuss the characteristics/functions that are used to place organisms in the animal kingdom.

3.                  There have been important evolutionary trends in animal evolution; answer the following.    What is the relationship between an animal’s symmetry, the way it moves, and how it gets its food?

4.                  Early development and body cavity formation

a.       How is the study of embryology important in understanding animals and their relationship to one another?

b.      Using pictures summarize the general development of animals.

c.       What is the difference between a blastula and gastrula?

d.      What are the three embryonic layers of cells, how do they form, and what do they become when they develop?

e.       How do embryologists classify animals according to their deuterostome or protostome development?

f.        What is the difference between acoelomate, pseudocoelomate and coelomate?

5.                  Draw any organism (a fish will do) and label the following: anterior, posterior, dorsal, ventral, lateral.

B.                 Use one page per animal phyla listed above; one page per class listed above. Each page should contain the following items. Each item is to be numbered for easy reference

1.      Title with name of phyla plus the common name of the group at the top of the page. For example Phylum Porifera – Sponges

2.      A colored drawing with the major structures labeled. You can trace.

3.      Identify and list the major structures and their functions. (minimum 3)

4.      List and briefly describe three examples of organisms in this group

5.      What characteristics place organisms in this group? Discuss-

a.             Type of body plan: no symmetry, radial symmetry, bilateral symmetry

b.            Type of body cavity: acoelomate, pseudocelomate coelomate

c.             type of skeleton:  endoskeleton, or exoskeleton

6.      Feeding and digestion

7.      Excretion

8.      Circulation

9.      Ecology: Habitat: where does it live. Niche: what is the animals role in the ecosystem

10.  Adaptations or significance of group and interesting facts

C.     Use the attached chart to fill in the adaptations of the animals and then construct a cladogram that shows the evolutionary relationships of the animals

 

D.     Grading: based on accuracy, completeness; neatness, easy to read and understand. must be typed or neatly  printed. Time on task will be considered. This work is to be done in class and for homework.

Requirement

Test Points Possible

Your Score

Front cover, decorated. Include instruction sheet

4

 

Introduction/All questions and pictures

15

 

Title for each plylum/class

5

 

13 Drawings, colored and neat

13

 

Structures and functions

13

 

Examples

5

 

Characteristics and body plan

10

 

Adaptations

5

 

Feeding and digestion

5

 

Excretion, circulation where applicable

5

 

Ecology: habitat and niche

10

 

Significance and interesting facts

5

 

Cladogram

5

 

Total one test grade

100

 

 


 

Animal Evolution Grid and Cladogram

 

v     Check the box for each organism to indicate whether the group possesses the adaptation or not.

v     Check the type of body cavity and skeleton for each.

 

 

Animal Phyla

Adaptation

Protist ancestor

Porifera

Cnidaria

Platyhelminthes

Nematodes

Mollusca

Annelida

Arthropoda

Echinodermata

Chordata

Multicellularity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No symmetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radial symmetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilateral symmetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type of body cavity: acoelomate

Pseudocoelomate

coelomate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segmentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jointed appendages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deuterosome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protostome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type of skeleton: endoskeleton, exoskeleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notochord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v     Construct a cladogram  from the information on this chart; the result will represent the evolutionary development of the animal kingdom