Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ AP BIOLOGY FINAL PROJECT 2011: Choose ONE of these OPTION 1: (Individual or Pairs) CHILDREN’S BIOLOGY BOOK One way to truly learn a subject is to teach it to someone who knows nothing about the topic. This first requires you to closely exam the subject and distill it down to its important concepts and then you need to develop simple ways to explain those concepts — maybe metaphors, analogies or simple models. With this in consideration, you are given this year‘s AP Biology Final Project YOUR ASSIGNMENT: 1. Choose one concept or topic in biology and develop a children‘s book teaching young children about that topic. Your target audience should be from kindergarten to third grade. 2. The book needs to include both words and illustrations. a. You may use humor. b. Think about how to make your topic interesting to kids. c. You may use a variety of media: drawings, photos, cartoons, paint, crayons, etc. d. Look at the examples in the classroom to see successful children‘s books that interweave biology into a good story. (Think: Eric Carle, 3. You may work singly or in pairs. (DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT ASKING ABOUT GROUPS OF THREE) OPTION 2: (INDIVIDUAL ONLY – NO GROUPS OR PAIRS) There are four projects described in this section. You must select one of the first two (postage stamp or wanted poster) AND one from the second two (poetry/art or movie poster). ALSO, ONLY ONE ASSIGNMENT CAN BE ON ENDANGERD SPECIES! Disease Organism Wanted Poster Using the format below, write a description to be placed in the U.S. Post Office (or on a telephone pole!), of a disease organism and the disease it causes. (up to 40 points) Wanted! (ILLUSTRATION GOES HERE) NAME: Bordetella pertussis ALIAS: "Whooping Cough" or Hemophilus pertussis PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Non-motile. Gram negative rod. Non-spore forming. Aerobic. 0.3 micron in diameter and 1 micron long. MODUS OPERANDI: Interferes with action of cilia in trachea and bronchial tube. Accumulation of mucus from lack of ciliary movement causes coughing. PRECAUTIONS: Transmitted by contact with infected mucus or air-borne droplets. KNOWN ASSOCIATES: Various pneumonias. TREATMENT: Bed-rest and isolation after infection along with gamma globulin injections for non-immune individuals. PREVENTION is recommended by childhood IMMUNIZATION rather than post-infection treatments. SUMMARY: Whooping Cough is a criminal who should not be a problem in today's society. This dastardly killer inflicted a reign of terror until the development of a vaccination to the disease. All children should be vaccinated against this scourge. Bordetella pertussis should be considered armed and dangerous. Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ You should include at least one picture of the disease organism. You may include one picture of a victim of the disease. List your source(s) of information in the form of a BIBLIOGRAPHY as given below. Obviously, your references should be MUCH more recent than those in the sample. Maximum size: 23x30cm (9 x 12‖) BIBLIOGRAPHY Bauer, W. W., Editor, Today's Health Guide. American Medical Association. U.S.A. 1965. Lonert, A. C., Turtox Bacteriology Booklet. General Biological Supply House. Chicago, Il. 1968. Thomas, Clayton, MD., Editor, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company. Philadelphia, Pa. 1973. Endangered Species Postage Stamp Select an endangered species of animal or plant. Then Part 1: Report Find the following information about Find the following information about your animal: your plant: 1 What is its scientific name? What is its scientific name? 2 List the entire classification of your List the entire classification of your animal (kingdom to species). plant (kingdom to species). 3 What habitat or biome does it live in? What habitat or biome does it live in? 4 Where in the world is it located? Where in the world is it located? 5 How many are there in the world? How many are there in the world? 6 How did it become endangered, How did it become endangered, threatened? Explain. threatened? Explain. 7 What does it eat? at it? Draw a food What special nutrient requirements chain or web. does it have? Draw a food chain or web from its native environment. 8 Describe its physical characteristics, Describe its physical characteristics, size weight, markings etc. size colors, flowers, etc. 9 Describe some of its major behavioral Describe some of its major characteristics or adaptations. characteristics or adaptations. 10 Discuss the young, including care of, Discuss pollination, the seeds, and training, birth, etc. how seeds are dispersed. 11 Why did you choose this animal? Why did you choose this plant? Part 2: Postage Stamp Drawing - Design a stamp to celebrate your animal or plant. 1. Drawing/Making of your animal (you must draw it or make it out of paper, no pictures from internet/magazines pasted on) This must be done in color. Maximum size: 23x30cm (9 x 12‖) 2. Include the Postage 3. Scientific name (Genus species) 4. Must look like a stamp 5. Include a short cool saying about your animal or plant to make people want to buy the stamp. Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ 6. List your source(s) of information in the form of a BIBLIOGRAPHY as shown in the Wanted Poster example. Obviously, your references should be MUCH more recent than those in the sample. 7. Attach your report to the back of your stamp. Endangered Species List (Animals only) – Use for both Stamp and Poetry/Art projects. Amsterdam Albatross Diomedia amsterdamensis American alligator Alligator mississippiensis Tibetan Antelope Pantholops hodgsonii Giant Armadillo Priodontes maximus Desert Bandicoot Perameles bouganville Gray Bat Myotis grisescens Mariana Fruit Bat Pteropus mariannus American Black Bear Ursus americanus Grizzly Bear Ursus artos horribilis Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes California Condor Gymnogyps californianus Whooping Crane Grus Americana American Crocodile Crocodylus acutus Snail Darter Percina tanasi African Elephant Loxodonta Africana Gorilla Gorilla gorilla Przewalski‘s Horse Equus przewalskii Koala Phascolarctos cinereus Leopard Panthera pardus Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis Spider Monkey Ateles geoffroyi Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca Prairie Dog Cynomys mexicanus Puma Felis concolor Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis Asian Tapir Tapirus indicus Tasmanian Tiger Thylacinus cynocephalus Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii Wallaby Onychogalea Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Gray Wolf Canis lupus Wild Yak Bos mutus Grevy‘s Zebra Equus greyvi Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ Select one of the next two optional assignments - CRANIAL CREATIONS - THE ART CORNER #6 - ECOLOGY AND MAN'S IMPACT Point Value: Up to 50 points ENDANGERED SPECIES: A VANISHING BREED Many people are concerned with the number of animals (and plants) that have become extinct in the recent past, or are nearing extinction, due to the impact of man on the environment. In this assignment you will have the choice of poetry or graphic art to express your opinion on this issue. YOUR TASK: Select one of the following options 1. Five HAIKU. Choose five DIFFERENT animals or plants. You may do all animals, but not all plants. THESE SHOULD BE SURROUNDED BY A COLLAGE OF PICTURES OF THE ANIMALS (or PLANTS) THAT YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT. 2. Four CINQUAIN. Choose FOUR DIFFERENT animals or plants. You may do all animals, but not all plants. THESE SHOULD BE SURROUNDED BY A COLLAGE OF PICTURES OF THE ANIMALS (or PLANTS) THAT YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT. 3. One QUATRAIN. Four stanzas minimum. Use the correct form for a quatrain!! This should be surrounded by a single picture or collage of the animals or plants you refer to in the poem. 40 point maximum. 4. One SONNET. Use the correct form for a sonnet!! This should be surrounded by a single picture or collage of the animals or plants you refer to in the poem. 40 point maximum. 5. One original drawing or painting. No paint by number. This should have a theme clearly evident. The theme or title should be written on the back of the art. 50 point maximum. After making your selection, you are to produce either the poetry or the artwork you have chosen with one of these themes "EXTINCT SPECIES ARE GONE FOREVER" "WE MUST SAVE THE _______ FOR OUR CHILDREN." (Select an ENDANGERED ANIMAL or PLANT.) "________ IS GONE BECAUSE OF MAN'S ________." (Select an ANIMAL for the first blank and the reason for its demise for the second blank.) "NO ONE CRIED WHEN THE DINOSAURS DIED, WHO CARES ABOUT A CONDOR?" (For you RAMBO followers.) If you select the poetry, you must follow the composition rules for that type of poem. (See your teacher for samples.) The poetry and collage should be mounted on posterboard of 14x22 inch size. The original artwork should be close to 14x22 inches in size, must be in an accepted "art form," (NOT #2 PENCIL ON TYPING PAPER!) and must be on some form of "art" paper. Sculpture is acceptable if PRIOR approval is given by your teacher. Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ In class on the day this assignment is due, you will do one of the following activities. 1. Hold up your drawing/painting/sculpture and explain it to the class. (60 second time limit.) 2. Read one or more of your poems. (90 second time limit.) OPTION 3: Web Quest (pairs) Or Case Study You will create an online web quest on a specific AP biology topic (your choice). Your web quest should be a self-contained lesson that will lead the searcher to answers to questions that you have devised. They will do this by navigating through web sites (via hot links that you set up within your web quest) that you‘ve previewed and gathered data from (this is where you found the questions to ask). A good web quest might include activities, or links to ―interactive‖ sites. The end result of this web quest will be an in- depth understanding of the topic by the searcher. Information on how to create a web quest can be found at http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil. Information on Case Studies can be found at: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/ubcase.htm OPTION 4: AP Biology ―promotional‖ or subject specific video (YOU MUST CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION AS WELL.) (A group of 3 to 4) Create a video (5-10 minutes in length) that showcases the wonderful world of AP biology. The intent is that we be able to use your video as a ―recruiting‖ tool for future AP biology students, or to introduce AP biology at the next AP Night (so it needs to be understandable to parents – no inside jokes, etc.). Creativity is a plus, but the video must be firmly grounded in the reality that is AP biology. You could also choose a specific topic that we covered this year and create a video lesson (perhaps it will be good enough for the biology teachers to use!). Must have depth and detail, a written transcript , and references. OPTION 5: AHS Biodiversity Field Survey (Pairs) or Wildflower collection Perform an in-depth, detailed survey of all plants or animals living on the AHS campus. You will be expected to correctly identify each specimen with both its common and scientific name, and detail where it was found (location and habitat: ex. dry, hard packed soil by the 700 bldg., boggy area at bottom of moat, etc.). You will also need to group all specimens in some logical fashion (by organism type, by habitat, etc.). If you can not collect an actual specimen (insects and plants are easy, birds and mammals are not), you must provide a picture of the organism (photograph that you’ve taken, picture from a book, etc.) so that we all know what you’re talking about. You may generate an album of your collection. Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ How to make a wild flower collection: http://www.biologyjunction.com/how_to_make_a_wildflower_collect.htm Sources of Native Wildlife: http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/flowers.htm http://www.wildflower.org/ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/ http://botany.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/taes/tracy/610/ This is just a sampling of websites to help get you started – make sure it is a reliable source. OPTION 6: Research Paper, choose one: 1) Stem Cells, or 2) Antibiotic Resistant Microbes (no partners) You may choose another current topic, but you must have it approved. This paper should cover the 1) history of stem cell research, with a focus on the current ethical debate; 2) history of the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, with a focus on why this is such a growing concern today. You will need to provide an extensive (include books, magazines, websites, etc.) bibliography, along with useful links to websites that can provide additional information. The paper should be heavily footnoted (I need to know exactly where the information came from). Since you‘re doing this for AP biology, I expect to see a sophisticated understanding of the biology of the topic demonstrated. The paper must be a minimum of ten pages in length. Any evidence of plagiarism will result in a grade of zero. USE APA format – Perdue Has an awesome site! ______________________________________________________________________ OPTION 7:An examination of a mythological creature (pair) Mermaids are imaginary organisms that combine the bodies of two very different critters. In reality, this would cause many biological difficulties: different digestive systems, two hearts, different circulatory systems, gills and lungs, etc. You would need to solve the system duplication and incompatibility issues. You must provide detailed drawings of the creature in question and your proposed internal organ arrangement – how did you make everything work correctly? You must also provide a detailed written explanation of the biological difficulties encountered and specifically how you solved them, so that the creature would be able to function as myths tell us they do. OPTION 8: HUMAN BODY SYETEM MOVIE POSTER (or other biology topic!) PROJECT (Pair) You are required to produce a movie poster based on one human body system or another topic we studied in AP Biology. This poster must at least resemble the style and flair of an advertisement that you see at the local multiplex theater. You have complete artistic and creative license on this project. Instructions: Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ 1. There are eleven (11, count ‗em) human body systems, and a myriad (look it up!) of other topics from which to choose for this assignment. While you may select any body system or topic, remember that if you are the only one choosing a particular system/topic, you poster will be the best! However, if 10 people are doing that system/topic, while you still have potential of being ―best,‖ you have 9 other places your poster might rank—think about it! 2. This poster is to be no larger than 17” x 22”, but may be as small as 8.5‖ x 11‖ (the preferred size).It must be colorful and engaging. You must integrate some research with an appropriate citation on the back of the poster. Make the poster professional looking and exciting! 3. You could opt to produce a teaser/trailer on video/DVD in lieu or the poster, if you so wish. This would have the same value as the poster and should meet all the creative criteria above. 4. The poster can be in ANY media: drawn, collage, computer generated, photographic, painted, etc, etc, etc. Be creative and have fun doing this. However, if you do use non-original art, you must cite the source or you will LOSE MEGA POINTS. 5. The poster should be "finished"—it must be mounted on poster board or produced on fairly heavy paper stock (e.g. construction paper). 6. Your name, the class period, must be on the back of the poster along with your reference citations. 7. The POSTER is due on: ____________ 8. LATE POSTERS/VIDEOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS! 9. This assignment is worth points. Take it seriously. 10. On the back of your poster, answer the following questions. A. What is the function of your system? Include a picture. B. What are some important parts of your system? Pictures. C. How does your system work? A general overview D. How does your system work with other systems in the body to maintain homeostasis? E. What are some common diseases and disorders of your system? F. Fun Facts! Any interesting or weird info about your system that you would like to share. Pictures would be nice. G. Works cited- List the sites and books where you got your info. You need at least 2 (The textbook can be one). Option 9: Other If you have another idea for a project that is not listed, discuss with me. It may be a group project or individual project. It must do something with biology and does not have to be a topic we discussed in class. It could be a current event, something that you want to learn more about, or something else biology related. Project detail must be that takes the two weeks required. Name _____________________________ Period _________ AP Biology Date ____________ OPTION:__________ Topic Focus:___________________________ Project Schedule 2011 Task Due Date Teacher Check Choose Topic/assignment: May 11 Progress 1: May 17 Background research, sources, and outline of Information: (book storyboard) Progress Check 2 : May 19 Project Coming Together Assignment Complete : May 23 Presentations : May 25/26 / 27 GRADING SYSTEM: Task Value Grade Topic Chosen (on time) 10 Outline Check 10 Progress Check 10 Assignment Complete: (70) ________ On Time 10 Accuracy of Information 20 Quality of Work 20 Creativity 20 TOTAL 100 If applicable, list your partner or group members. 1.____________________________ 2.____________________________ 3.____________________________ Please print this sheet and keep it with your project! This is your grade sheet.