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Name

Which topic are you presenting on? (Archea, Bacteria, Fungi, Plants or Animals)

Your job will be to educate the rest of the class on the classification of your topic. You can present in
any format except for powerpoint. Please keep in mind there will be zero tolerance for plagiarism.
Please use sources but site them and everything should be in your own words. At least 2 sources must
be used.

Time length

                   Rubric              Excellent           Adequate              Not Adequate
                                       5 points            3 points              0 points



        Time length                    4-5 minutes         3-4 or 5-6            Over 6 minutes
                                                           minutes               or under 3
                                                                                 minutes
        Mode of Presentation           Any digital         Poster or speech      Powerpoint or no
                                       presentation        with visual aid       visual aid
                                       (prezi, youtube
                                       or other
                                       approved mode)
        Organization                   Presentation is     Presentation          No order is
                                       clear and easy to   jumps from topic      discernable
                                       follow              to topic, hard to
                                                           follow
        Clarity of voice               Loud and clear,     Hard to hear or       Very hard to hear
                                       minimal fillers     fillers are used      or fillers are used
                                       (ughh) are used     occasionally but      and distracting
                                                           not very
                                                           distracting
        History of your topic          Evolutionary        Evolutionary          No evolutionary
                                       history is          history is            history provided
                                       explained,          explained but
                                       phylogenetic tree   phylogenetic tree
                                       is shown and        is neither present
                                       explained           nor explained
        Classification rules           Explain how your    Give information      Very little
                                       kingdom or          about your            information given
                                       domain is           kingdom or
                                       different from      domain but not
                                       others              how it is different
                                                           from others
Classification cont   Explain how         Classification is    Classification is
                      classification is   explained briefly    not explained
                      done within your    within your          clearly
                      domain or           kingdom or
                      kingdom (ex:        domain (if you
                      how do we           said only what
                      classify the        the different
                      different phylum)   phyla are)
Provide examples      Examples are        3-4 different        Less than 3
                      provided 5-6 very   examples are         examples or if all
                      different           given or 5-6         examples are
                      examples are        examples are         very similar
                      shown along with    given but 2-3 of
                      their               them are very
                      classification      similar (white oak
                                          and red oak tree)
Literature cited      2 resources other   1 resource other     Only book was
                      than your book      than your book       used as a
                                                               resource
Rubric for group presentation (2 people)

Name

Which topic are you presenting on? (Archea, Bacteria, Fungi, Plants or Animals)

Your job will be to educate the rest of the class on the classification of your topic. You can present in
any format except for powerpoint. Please keep in mind there will be zero tolerance for plagiarism.
Please use sources but site them and everything should be in your own words. At least 4 sources must
be used.

Time length

                   Rubric              Excellent           Adequate             Not Adequate
                                       5 points            3 points             0 points



        Time length                    4-5 minutes         3-4 or 5-6           Over 6 minutes
                                                           minutes              or under 3
                                                                                minutes
        Mode of Presentation           Any digital                              Poster or speech
                                       presentation                             with visual aid
                                       (prezi, youtube
                                       or other
                                       approved mode)
        Organization                   Presentation is                          Presentation
                                       clear and easy to                        jumps from topic
                                       follow                                   to topic, hard to
                                                                                follow
        Clarity of voice               Loud and clear,     Hard to hear or      Very hard to hear
                                       minimal fillers     fillers are used     or fillers are used
                                       (ughh) are used     occasionally but     and distracting
                                                           not very
                                                           distracting
        History of your topic          Evolutionary                             Evolutionary
                                       history is                               history is
                                       explained,                               explained but
                                       phylogenetic tree                        phylogenetic tree
                                       is shown and                             is neither present
                                       explained                                nor explained
        Classification rules           Explain how your                         Give information
                                       kingdom or                               about your
                                       domain is                                kingdom or
                                       different from                           domain but not
                                       others                                   how it is different
                                                                                from others
Classification cont   Explain how         Classification is
                      classification is   explained briefly
                      done within your    within your
                      domain or           kingdom or
                      kingdom (ex:        domain (only said
                      how do we           what the
                      classify the        different phyla
                      different phylum)   are)
Provide examples      Examples are        3-4 different
                      provided 5-6 very   examples are
                      different           given or 5-6
                      examples are        examples are
                      shown along with    given but 2-3 of
                      their               them are very
                      classification      similar (white oak
                                          and red oak tree)
Literature cited      4 resources other   2 resources other
                      than your book      than your book

				
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