PLANT Presentations (40 points) Presentations due: 4/6/11 Reflections due: 4/8/11 in the box before lab starts! Group member names: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Topics: Ferns, Mosses, Conifers, Monocots, Dicots, Fruits and Vegetables From the seven topics listed above, your group will do research on one of these topics and create a 15 minute presentation teaching the rest of your classmates detailed information about your topic. It may help to divide topics up between one another. ALL GROUP MEMBERS NEED TO PARTICIPATE! (If someone does not, it will reflect in your grade.) You will need to take notes on everyone’s presentations (hint hint). I MUST HAVE A HARD COPY OF YOUR PRESENTATION TURNED IN TO ME! Each presentation will need to include the following 6 parts: o Growth and development- from seed or spore o Transport - how organisms get what they need through cells (i.e. water.) o Nutrition- how an organism absorbs and breaks down food o Reproduction- Types of fertilization, sexual vs. asexual, seeds, spores, etc… o Respiration- you should already know! o Adaptations to life on land, successful reproduction and feeding. You may use any kind of technology (i.e. powerpoint, creating a brochure on Microsoft office, etc..) to present your project (besides videoing yourselves talking) to the class. Below is your rubric. PLEASE HAND IN THIS SHEET WHEN PRESENTING! Conclusion/Reflection- Each group member needs to answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper. 1. What are THREE specific things you learned that you found most interesting? 2. What does it mean to be vascular vs. non-vascular? Seed Plants vs. Flowering plants? Give specific examples of each of the four terms. Make sure to include the vocabulary terms gymnosperm and angiosperm. 3. What specific objective(s) do(es) this project relate to under Goal 4 of the NCSCOS? 4. Explain how the relationship between angiosperms and their pollinators have co-evolved. Score: _________________ CATEGORY High Performing Proficient Developing 0 Presentation Well-rehearsed with smooth Rehearsed with fairly smooth Delivery not smooth, but able to Delivery not smooth and delivery that holds audience delivery that holds audience maintain interest of the audience audience attention often lost. attention. attention most of the time. most of the time. Content Covers topic in-depth with Includes essential knowledge Includes essential information Content is minimal OR there details and examples. Subject about the topic. Subject about the topic but there are 1-2 are several factual errors. knowledge is excellent. Must knowledge appears to be good. factual errors. Includes 2-3 parts. Includes 0-1 parts. include all 6 parts Includes 4-5 parts. Attractiveness Makes excellent use of font, Makes good use of font, color, Makes use of font, color, Use of font, color, graphics, color, graphics, effects, etc. to graphics, effects, etc. to enhance graphics, effects, etc. but effects etc. but these often enhance the presentation. to presentation. occasionally these detract from distract from the presentation the presentation content. content. Workload The workload is divided and The workload is divided and The workload was divided, but The workload was not divided shared equally by all team shared fairly by all team one person in the group is viewed OR several people in the group members. members, though workloads may as not doing his/her fair share of are viewed as not doing their vary from person to person. the work. fair share of the work. Organization Content is well organized Uses headings or bulleted lists to Content is logically organized for There was no clear or logical using headings or bulleted lists organize, but the overall the most part. organizational structure, just to group related material. organization of topics appears lots of facts. flawed. Sources Source information collected Source information collected for Source information collected for Very little or no source for all graphics, facts and all graphics, facts and quotes. graphics, facts and quotes, but information was collected. quotes. All documented in Most documented in desired not documented in desired desired format. format. format. PLANT Presentations (40 points) Presentations due: 4/6/11 Reflections due: 4/8/11 in the box before lab starts!
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