The purpose of this assignment is to cover the following Arkansas Biology Frameworks. You will be doing this one collection instead of the traditional leaf and insect collections.
CDL 7.B.4 Classify and name organisms based on their similarities and differences applying taxonomic nomenclature and using dichotomous keys.
CDL 7.B.5 Investigate the biodiversity of Arkansas using appropriate tools and technology.
ECOLOGY OF THE OZARKS ----DUE Sept 30th
You have been hired as a Naturalist for an Exploration Company that is exploring the Ozark Mountain Region. As the Naturalist on the expedition (just like Charles Darwin or Lewis and Clark), it is your job to catalog and/or collect all of the living things in the Ozark Region. In those days, they collected the actual plants and animals or made detailed drawings of them. You may do the same, but you also have the advantages of the 21st century, so you may take photographs of the organisms or create a video journal. Be creative!
You should create a collection of Plants, Animals, Fungi, Fossils, etc. Your collection must have 30 specimens. You can take pictures, collect pine cones and acorns, collect leaves, make bark and leaf rubbings, make drawings, press flowers, etc. (No live animals please!) Each specimen must be identified by common and scientific name. ( I have field guides in my room that you may use for identification, they are also available in the HS library, the Boone Co library, and on-line) You should also record the date and place that each was collected.
Your specimens should be organized by Kingdom (all plants together, all animals together, etc) and then organized alphabetically by scientific name.
Your collection must have a title. You should create a neatly organized display. Examples: Collection of leaves in a binder, Insect collection on a foam board, a treasure box of specimens, a science fair display board with a variety of organisms. Be Neat!
Collection turned in on time 25 pts
30 Specimens (2 pts/ea) 60 pts
Common Name (1 pt/ea) 30pts
Scientific Name (1pt/ea) 30pts
Date and Place Collected (1pt/ea) 30pts
Organized alphabetically 25pts
Title page/Title on Board 10pts