Variation and Inheritance: Sources of Inherited Genetic Variation

March 30: Today is the final day of the project – tomorrow you present your work to the class!  To earn full credit for the presentation, you need to practice your presentation multiple times.  Practice pronouncing all of the words, and look up the definitions of the words you are using to clearly indicate you understand what you are saying.  The website has a pronunciation feature – you can look up the definition of the word in question and also click the speaker to hear it pronounced.  It also has a translate feature.  If you are presenting with a partner, you need to decide in advance of your presentation who will say what.  You both need to know the content and how to pronounce all of the words.

March 29: Remember to read the project outline carefully!  For your presentation, you will make either a PowerPoint (Google Slides) or a poster.  Poster paper is available in the cardboard box against the wall under the whiteboard with the daily bell schedule.  For Google Slides presentations, you are welcome to include short videos (must be school appropriate!!!) depicting the reproductive strategies of one or both of the organisms you selected.  Remember, presentation time is limited, so the videos must be brief, or you must identify a segment of the video to show in advance.

Need more challenge?  Add an organism – but select one from a different biological kingdom than the organisms you have already researched.  Remember, you must have two organisms in your presentation to earn full credit.  However, for each additional organism you include, you will earn 5 points of extra credit!  The six different kingdoms are pictured below:

March 28: Download the Organism Reproductive Strategies Project.


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