OBSERVING AND THINKING ABOUT ANIMALS LAB Introduction: Read through the lab guide to help you describe what concepts you will be investigating in the lab in the introduction. No hypothesis is needed. Method: Part A: 1. Choose 2 different animal pictures to make observation from. 2. Make a sketch of each animal on white paper (1/2 sheet) and attach it to the lab write-up in the Results section. Shade the sketch and include a title, using the name of the animal you come up with. 3. Below each sketch type in the bold words below and then answer the 9 questions for each animal. Part B: 1. Use Figure 1 of extinct animals on the back of the lab guide to complete the classification chart & the key. 2. Copy and paste the completed tables into the Results section under Data Tables. Results: Sketches/Observations: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Animal Group: Which animal group do you think that this animal belongs? Level of Organization: What level of organization is this animal at? Symmetry: What type of symmetry does this animal have? Habitat: Describe the specific habitat of this animal. Features: What are the unique features of this animal and how do they help the animal? (Be specific, i.e. describe the beak, body covering, claws, etc.) Describe at least 3. Reproduction: How do you think this animal reproduces, sexually or asexually? Offspring: How many offspring per breeding season do you think this animal has? Living: How does this animal go about making a “living”? Stability: How stable do you think the population is of this animal, i.e. is it threatened or endangered? EXPLAIN your reasoning. Data Tables: Completed classification table & key. Conclusions: Follow the lab template directions – delete the hypothesis and sources of error from your conclusions.