Welcome to Mrs. Singh's fourth hour Science class's Ecosystems website!

TIP of the DAY: To do a spell check, type all of your information onto your WIKI page. Copy it and paste it onto a WORD document to make corrections. Have one partner with the WORD open and the other with the WIKI page open doing the changes.TIP of the DAY: When you e-mail Mrs. Singh with a question, please put the name of your biome and the hour of your class in the subject line.TIP of the DAY: If you know anything about an organism in your biome, try searching in http://zipcodezoo.com/default.asp to find the classification information.TIP of the DAY: This site is a good start for fungi research: http://www.uea.ac.uk/bio/joyoffungi

Bear_-_Polar.jpg Click here for Tundra Home.
Caribou_2.jpg Click here for Taiga Home.
Deer_-_Cartoon_1.jpg Click here for Temperate Deciduous Home.
owl2.gif Click here for Temperate Rain Forest Home.
Parrot.jpg Click here for Tropical Rain Forest Home.
Buffalo_1.jpg Click here for Grasslands Home.
Coyote_2.jpg Click here for Desert Home.
Fish_-_Cartoon_17.jpg Click here for Lakes Home.
turtle.jpg Click here for Rivers Home.
mud_snail.jpg Click here for Estuary Home.
penguin.jpg Click here for Ocean Shore Home.
Fish_-_Cartoon_05.jpg Click here for Coral Reef Home.
jelllyfish.jpg Click here for Open Ocean Home.


Animal Kingdom Rubric—Test grade (54 points)


Due Monday, December 14, 2009
Group grade (12 points): You must have a banner with ANIMALS and the definition of animals (use the one I gave you in class). Together in the group your examples must represent AT LEAST 5 different invertebrate phyla and 5 different vertebrate phyla/class.
Individual grade (42 points):
Each person in the group is responsible for 3 invertebrates AND 3 vertebrates for a total of 6 examples per person. Each of your examples must include the following:
Definition of Phylum or Class
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture

Description of where they live

Invertebrates
1. Phylum Porifera (Sponges) Tubular, cuplike, vaselike, sprawling animals
2. Phylum Coelenterata (Cnidaria) Corals & Jellyfish
3. Phylum Ctenophora (Comb Jellies)
4. Phylum Platyhelminthes (Flatworms)
5. Phylum Nemertea (Ribbon Worms)
6. Phylum Rotifera (Rotifers)
7. Phylum Gastrotricha (Gastrotrichs)
8. Phylum Nematomorpha (Horsehair Worms)
9. Phylum Nematoda (Round Worms, Nematodes) Pinworms, hookworms
10. Phylum Acanthocephala (Spiny-Headed Worms)
11. Phylum Bryozoa (Bryozoans)
12. Phylum Tardigrada (Tardigrades)
13. Phylum Brachiopoda (Brachiopods)
14. Phylum Mollusca (Mollusks) Snails, slugs, clams, squids, octopuses
15. Phylum Annelida (Segmented Worms) Earthworms, leeches, polychaetes
16. Phylum Sipunculoidea (Peanut Worms)
17. Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) Crabs, lobsters, spiders, insects
18. Phylum Chaetognatha (Arrow Worms)
19. Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) Sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers
20. Phylum Hemichordata (Acorn Worms)

Vertebrates [Phylum Chordata (Chordates)]
22. Subphylum Cephalochordata
23. Subphylum Tunicata (Urochordata) Tunicates, lancelets
Subphylum Vertebrata
24. Class Amphibia (frogs, salamanders)
25. Class Aves (birds)
26. Class Cephalaspidomorphi (Lampreys)
27. Class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
28. Class Mammalia (mammals)
29. Class Myxini (Hagfish)
30. SuperClass Osteichthyes (bony fish)
31. Class Reptilia (crocodiles, snakes, turtles)

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/trnov01.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/mo2/animals1/phylum/chordata.html

http://www.agen.ufl.edu/~chyn/age2062/lect/lect_19/phyla.htm


Plant Kingdom—Test grade (52 points possible)

Group grade (10 points): You must have a banner with PLANTS and the definition of plants. Together in the group your examples must represent AT LEAST 8 of the 17 numbered items.
Individual grade (42 points): Each person in the group is responsible for 6 examples. Each of your examples must include the following:
Definition of Phylum or Class
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture

Description of where they live
0. Division: Rhodophyta (no more than 2 examples)
00. Division: Chlorophyta (no more than 2 examples)
1. Division: Bryophyta (no more than 2 examples)
Class: Bryopsida (syn. Musci) mosses

Class: Hepaticopsida (syn. Hepaticae, Hepaticophyta, Marchantiophyta) liverworts
2. Division: Anthocerotophyta (syn. Anthrocerophyta) (no more than 2 examples) hornworts
Division: Tracheophyta (includes all plants from #3 to #17)
3. Division: Equisetophyta
(syn. Sphenophyta) (no more than 2 examples) horsetails
4. Division Lycopodiophyta (syn. Lycophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
Class: Isoetopsida quillworts, spikemoss
Class: Lycopodiopsida (syn. Lycopsida) clubmoss
5. Division: Polypodiophyta (syn. Filicinophyta, Pterophyta?) (no more than 2 examples) ferns
Class: Ophioglossopsida
Class: Polypodiopsida
6. Division: Psilotophyta (syn. Pteridophyta, filicopsida) (no more than 2 examples) wisk ferns
Division: Pinophyta (syn. Coniferophyta)
7. Class: Cycadopsida (Phylum Cycadophyta) (no more than 2 examples) cycads
8. Class: Ginkgoopsida (Phylum Ginkophyta) (no more than 2 examples) ginkgo
9. Class: Ephedropsida (Phylum Gnetophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
10. Class: Gnetopsida (Phylum Gnetophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
11. Class: Welwitschiopsida (Phylum Gnetophyta) (no more than 2 examples)
12. Class: Pinopsida (no more than 2 examples) conifers
Division: Magnoliophyta (syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta)
13. Class: Liliopsida (no more than 2 examples) monocots
14. Class: Magnoliopsida (no more than 2 examples) dicots
15. Class: Piperopsida (no more than 2 examples)
16. Class: Ranunculopsida (no more than 2 examples)
17. Class: Rosopsida (no more than 2 examples)


Plants Websites:
http://www.crescentbloom.com/Plants/Divisio/default.htm

http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/bio2.html

Facts Page--QUIZ Grade (16 points)

Due Friday, November 20, 2009

Each person in the group is responsible for 2 examples of a fungus. Between all of the examples, at least 3 of the following class/phyla must be represented.
(2) Subtitle for Fungus Kingdom with a definition
(7) Zygomycota (class)
Definition
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture
Description of where they live

(7) Glomeromycota (phylum)
Definition
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture

(7) Basidiomycota (phylum)
Definition
Kingdom/Phylum/Class

Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture

Description of where they live

(7) Chytridiomycota (phylum)
Definition
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture
Description of where they live

(7) Ascomycota (phylum)
Definition
Kingdom/Phylum/Class
Order/Family
Genus/species
Common name
Picture
Description of where they live


Biomes Facts Page: Protists

Due Thursday, November 12, 2009

Each member of the group is responsible for one type of protist. The score that the group recieves on the subtitle and definition will be added to each member's score.

(2) Subtitle of Protists with a definition
(4) Protozoan (person 1)

Definition
Scientific name, common name if possible
Picture
Description of where they live
(4) Algae (person 2)
Definition
Scientific name, common name if possible
Picture
Description of where they live
(4) group's choice (person 3)
Definition
Scientific name, common name if possible
Picture
Description of where they live

Biomes Facts Page: Monerans

Due Friday, November 6, 2009

Each member of the group is responsible for one moneran. The score that the group recieves on the subtitle and definition will be added to each member's score.

(2) Subtitle of Monerans with a definition

(4) Moneran example 1 (person 1)

Scientific name

Shape

Picture

Description of where they live

(4) Moneran example 2 (person 2)

Scientific name

Shape

Picture

Description of where they live

(4) Moneran exmple 3 (person 3)

Scientific name

Shape

Picture

Description of where they live

Biomes Home Page: Location and Climate

TEST grade: Due Tuesday, October 20 (half way through class)

1) Welcome phrase (15)
a. top of page
b. students’ names
c. name of biome
2) Location paragraph (15)
a. complete sentences
b. description of various locations
c. World map with caption showing locations
3) Climate paragraph (30)
a. complete sentences
b. number of seasons
c. average precipitation in centimeters during each season
d. average temperature in Celsius during each season
e. variations between locations
f. photo with caption showing each season