3rd Term Project

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5th Term Project
Design Your Own Super-species!
Due _______________.
If you could create the ultimate species, what would it look like and how
would it’s physical (structural) traits help it to survive? What would its survival
advantages be? What types of changes in the environment would cause your
super species to need the physical traits that you give it?
Assignment: Your assignment will be to draw your creation of an imaginary
hybrid animal. You should carefully select certain physical (structural) traits from
multiple animal species in order to create a super species that is well adapted to
your imaginary environment. Note: This is a made up situation.
Hybrid = Offspring (children) of two organisms of different varieties (species).
Points: 75 points
Due Date:
Requirements:
1. Create your ultimate super-species out of no more than FOUR animal
species.
2. Draw and color a picture of your hybrid super-species on an unlined piece
of white paper as neatly as possible.
3. Describe how at least FOUR physical (structural) traits contribute to the
success of your species (adaptations).
4. Give your super-species a common and a scientific name.
5. Write a paragraph describing the habitat for your super-species (either on
the back of your drawing or on a separate piece of paper). Be sure to
describe any characteristics of your imaginary habitat that make the
adaptations of your super species absolutely necessary.
An example can be found on the back side of this paper!
“Quackaroo”
(Birdus bizarro)
Quackaroo’s Habitat:
The Quackaroo lives in the wetlands of the Bear River Basin, where they
are well-adapted for both terrestrial and aquatic life. They eat carp and other fish
from the marshy terrain. It can also eat native plants found within the wetlands.
The main predator of the Quackaroo is the Red-tailed Hawk, but the Quackaroo
hides in its shell to protect itself or jumps away using its strong legs. During the
long, cold winter months the Quackaroo hibernates. Hibernation begins in
November when they bury themselves in the mud. They live on body fat that
they stored in their bodies during the fall. In the spring, when hibernation is over,
the Quackaroo mates and the offspring develop in the mother’s pouch.
(The Quackaroo above was described as an example only. Do not interpret as actual facts!)
Have Fun!!
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