Water Ecology Unit 7 Rubric

Water Ecology Unit 7 Rubric

Doing World Builders  in PowerPoint

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

Decide who will assemble each one of the aquatic communities for which you chose to design seaweeds and water animals. Each person will assemble ONE of the water communities.  You will need to exchange pictures,

Take all the seaweeds and animals that belong to the community that you are working on.  This means that you will be working with pictures that your group members created as well as the pictures that you made for this one particular biome.    

Check This Helpful Page: Assembling Your Water Ecosystem

Download: Morpheus, at http://www.morpheussoftware.net/.   You can use this program to "morph" your animals from one form to another.  The download is free and helpful guides are provided.  The program is easy to use.

Lay out the text of your  PowerPoint presentation something like this

 Slide 1

This title screen introduces the aquatic community that you are working on.

Combine all the plants and animals in your biome in this slide  to make a scene.

Slide 2

Show where your water community is located on the map.

Slide 3

Give more information about the biome.

What conditions do your creatures have to deal with?

Slide 4

This is more about the biome

Do not fill your frame with text -- use color and images to  add interest.

Slide 5

I had more to say about my biome here.  If you do not need three frames about the biome, go on to your primary producers.

Slide 6

Describe your primary producers.

These are the organisms which support the entire food chain.  Tell about each kind.  How have they adapted to the biome?  How large are they?  How do they reproduce?

This is the first trophic level.

Slide 7

Here is more information on my  primary producers.  If my biome were a hospitable one for algae, I might have a number of species to describe here.


Slide 8

Describe your primary consumers.

(You may need to make more than one slide.)

These are the animals that are directly dependent on algae and phytoplankton.


Slide 9

Give information about each animal group.  Tell us about the animal's size, what it eats, and how it reproduces.

Add interesting details about its adaptations and life style.

Slide 10

Continue until you have described all your primary consumers.

This is the second trophic level.

Slide 11

Now describe your secondary consumers.  These animals prey on the primary consumers.

You are now on the third trophic level.

Slide 12

If you have tertiary consumers, ones who eat the secondary consumers, you have an additional tropic level.

Slide 13

You need to explain what your pyramid diagram shows.  You can do it here or put the narrative on the same slide as the pyramid diagram.

Final Slide 

Create a food web diagram to show who is eating whom.

If you have another trophic level (tertiary consumers) you need to tell about them as well.


Once you have your text all laid out, select a background pictures 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,  good understanding of evolution 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, links don't work, poor understanding of evolution, 
     poorly thought out, turned in by Week 8.
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