Name: ________________________ Date:_________ Period:__________
Binomial Nomenclature Project
For this project, you will be designing your very own organism (plant or animal). You will need
to pick any of the following combinations: an animal and an animal, a plant and a plant, or an
animal and a plant. Once you decide your combination, you will then combine
two known organisms together to create your own. (50 points total)
Your Project Must Include:
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A picture of your organism
A picture of your organism in its habitat
Scientific name of your organism
A description on the back of your drawing, explaining your organism:
 Your organism’s scientific name and common name.
 What habitat does your organism require?
 What are the physical characteristics of your organism?
 What are your organism’s adaptions that help it survive in its
particular habitat?
 What food does your organism eat?
 How did your organism originate?
 Any other information you think would be beneficial for scientists
studying your organism to know.
Binomial Nomenclature Project Grading Rubric
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Picture of your organism
Picture of your organism in its habitat
Scientific name
Description of your organism (back of your drawing)
o All of the questions are answered
Creativity, neatness, and effort
_______ / 10
_______ / 10
_______ / 5
_______ / 20
_______ / 5
Total: _________/50
Comments:
** Submit this paper with your project by Wednesday, October 15th.
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Name: Date:______ Period:______ Binomial Nomenclature Project