Seaweeds Unit 5 Rubric

Seaweeds Unit 5 Rubric

Doing World Builders  in PowerPoint

Each person should make his/her own individual set of slides.

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How to Plan Your Seaweeds   
Designing and Diversifying Your Seaweeds

    Lay out the text of your  PowerPoint presentation something like this.

 Slide 1

This is the title slide for your seaweeds..
Slide 2

Show some single cells and some cells in clumps.   

Slide 3
Describe the environment where your algae are developing.

Does sticking together in clumps help them?  In what way?

Show how your algae are settling into this environment.  These will be your first complex life forms.

Slide 4

Show the developmental stages of your first seaweed.  You will design the ancestor of the other seaweeds.

Show gradual development: don't make big jumps.

Tell how the adaptations help the seaweeds.

Slide 5

Explain how adaptation and natural selection work together to shape organisms 

A good explanation of the process here will make it easier for you to make the following frames meaningful.

Slide 6

Biome One

    Describe the changes in the environment.

    Explain how the changes affect your organisms.


Slide 7

     Show how the organisms changed in response to the changes in the environment.    

     Explain how these changes helped the organisms to survive.

     Remember, change is gradual.

Slides 8 and following

   Continue on to Biomes Two and Three.

   Remember, you need as many biomes as there
   are people in your group.

Final Slide 

Draw a family tree diagram to show how the seaweeds that you made are related to each other.

Once you have your text all laid out, select a background for your slides and add graphics as appropriate.  Attractive appearance contributes to your grade, as does demonstration of understanding of the scientific concepts involved. You may include additional material if you wish.
 Grading will be for these qualities:
  A  neat, complete, attractive, good written introduction, links work, imagination and creativity are evident,  a good understanding of evolution is demonstrated, turned in on time..
  B complete, links work, well thought out, understanding of evolution shown, turned in within a week of deadline. 
C  problems: incomplete, writing errors, links don't work, poor understanding of evolution, poorly thought out, turned in by Week 4.
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