Creature Creations by 41lKA2OV

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                                                                                Name ___________________________
                      My Creature Creation Test                                       Date ___________ Period ____
                http://eebweb.arizona.edu/links/desert/CreatureCreation.htm
                http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceAnimalAdaptations58.htm
                                                     Rhodes- Little
Your Mission: Design a new animal that does not exist. In your design, make sure that is well suited to its environment.
        How you design your animal should guarantee that it will be well adapted to its environment so it will survive.
                                        USE COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!                 .
Ecosystem: Pick one of the following ecosystems that your animal lives in: ARCTIC or DESERT (Circle 1.)

Habitat (Describe in detail the habitat of your creature) ____________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________________________________________

Description of Creature (Describe in detail what your animal looks and acts like.)
        Looks like: __________________________________________________________________________
        Acts like: ___________________________________________________________________________

Name of Creature: ______________________________



                                             Drawing of creature
                                                in its habitat:




Competition (Describe how your animal is involved in competition. GIVE SPECIFIC DETAILS!)
        What does it compete for: ______________________________________________________________
        What does it compete against: ___________________________________________________________
Predation (Describe an example of how it’s involved in predation.) ___________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
Symbiotic Relationship (Write one example of a symbiotic relationship your animal has.)
       Type of symbiotic relationship: __________________________________________________________
       Detailed description: __________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       How does this help or hurt its survival: ___________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
Behavioral Adaptation (Write one example of a behavioral adaptation your animal has.)
                       (Do NOT use a behavioral cycle adaptation!)
       Detailed description: __________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       How does this help it survive: ___________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
Structural Adaptation (Describe in detail a structural adaptation that helps your animal adapt.)
       Detailed description ___________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       How does this help it survive: ___________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
Stable Internal Environment (Describe specific ways your animal keeps a SEI.) (Do NOT use estivation.)
       Is it an endotherm or an ectotherm: __________________________
       How does it stay warm: ________________________________________________________________
       How does it adapt to extreme heat: _______________________________________________________
       How does it adapt to a lack of water: ______________________________________________________
Behavioral Cycle (Describe a behavioral cycle adapt to extreme environmental conditions to survive.)
       Detailed description of cycle: ___________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       How does this help it survive: ___________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
Nocturnal/Diurnal (Describe a behavioral cycle adapt to extreme environmental conditions to survive.)
       Is it nocturnal or diurnal: ________________________
       How does this help it survive: ___________________________________________________________
Natural Selection: (Give an example to explain how natural selection will affect the survival of your species.)
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                         Name ___________________________

                       My Creature Creation Score Sheet                                Total = +         / 60



Ecosystem             chose ARTIC or DESERT                                                  A = 54-60
                                                                                             B = 48-53
Habitat               ____ (+1) is within the chosen ecosystem
                      ____ (+1) details                                                      C = 42-47
                                                                                             D = 36-41
Description           ____ (+1) detail how looks                                             F = 0-35
                      ____ (+1) details how behaves
Name                  ____ (+1) animal given a unique name (not already used for other animals)
Drawing of:
      Creature        ____ (+1) animal matches written description
      Habitat         ____ (+1) habitat matches written description
                      ____ (+1) details in drawing
Competition           ____ (+1) competes for food/water or habitat
                      ____ (+1) names organism it competes against
Predation             ____ (+1) describes situation involving killing to eat
                      ____ (+1) names other animal
Symbiosis
  Type                ____ (+1) identified mutualism ^^, commensalisms ^ < or parasitism ^ v
  Description         ____ (+1) correctly describes relationship
  Survival            ____ (+1) explains how relationship helps or hurts its’ survival
Behavioral adaptation
      Description ____ (+1) a behavior that helps it survive
                    ____ (+1) provides details
      Survival      ____ (+1) explains how this behavior helps it survive
Structural adaptation
       Description ____ (+1) a physical trait that helps it survive
                    ____ (+1) provides details
       Survival     ____ (+1) explains how this trait helps it survive
Stable internal       chose endotherm or ectotherm
                      ____ (+1) how stays warm
                      ____ (+1) how adapts to extreme heat
                      ____ (+1) how adapts to lack of water
Behavioral Cycle      ____ (+1) detailed description
                      ____ (+1) how this helps it survive
Nocturnal/Diurnal     ____ (+1) nocturnal or diurnal?
                      ____ (+1) how this helps it survive
Natural Selection     ____ (+2) example of a trait that increases chance of survival so can reproduce
       * Total possible = 30 points x 2 = 60 points (final points)

								
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