• There must be a visual element (e.g., photos, videos, graphs, figures). • Your presentation must contain approximately 10-15 slides (EXCLUDING references) and run approximately 5-10 minutes. • Please note that less than 10% of your presentation should contain direct quotes. • Be sure to properly cite your work, both internal to the presentation as well as within the reference slide (this includes photos, graphs, figures, videos, etc.). • All references listed on the reference slide should be cited internally within the presentation, and vice versa. Introduction Slide(s) – ALL 1. Organism Introduction a. The common and scientific name of your organism. b. Where you observed your organism (country, state, park, zoo, etc.) c. search the Internet for an image (and remember to cite your source for the image) in a typical habitat The Body – Plants ONLY 1. Description
a. You must include a brief physical description. You can use your personal observations. If you cannot safely observe your organism, you must research. i. Size, Coloring, Leaf arrangement, flower color, etc.
2. Life Cycle and Reproduction a. Life Cycle: describe the life cycle of your organism. The life cycle refers to the series of changes that happens from the beginning of life as your organism develops and grows into a mature organism. Please see here for some hints on the Life Cycle. Plants can be a bit more complicated, so if you have any questions please feel free to ask! b. Reproduction: You must discuss the reproductive strategies of your organism. Are there any specific structure or cells involved in reproduction? Are the flowers specialized? 3. Structure and Function a. Please select one organ system of your organism that you find to be particularly interesting and describe both the anatomy and physiology of that system. b. If your organism is a plant, here is a list of the general plant organ systems 4. Energy Ecology a. How does your plant harvest the energy from the sun? How does it store the energy? 5. Habitat a. Where your organism lives. This does not refer to a city or state, but rather the natural environment in which your organism lives. b. You should consider abiotic factors, such as soil, water, etc., as well as biotic factors, such as predators, hosts, etc. Conclusions – ALL 1. This section must contain: a. Four to six points that sum up the main topics of the presentation that you have in your outline