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SCI230 / SCI 230 / Week 7 Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper

SCI230 / SCI 230 / Week 7 Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper

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Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper
· Resource: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site
· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]
· Go to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site at
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
· Review the information under the topics Mammals, Insects, Birds, and Echinoderms.
· Select two mammals, two insects, two birds, and two echinoderms to research.
· Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points:
o List and briefly describe the eight species you have selected.
o What are the characteristics that classify all the species you have selected in the
kingdom Animalia?
o Mammals
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two mammals you selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two mammals?
· To what order does each of the mammal species you selected belong? Describe
why they are classified under that order.
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
o Insects
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two insects you selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two insects?
· To what order does each of the insect species you selected belong? Describe
why they are classified under that order.
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
o Birds
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two birds you selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two birds?
· To what order does each of the bird species you selected belong? Describe why
they are classified under that order.
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
o Echinoderms
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two echinoderms you
selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two echinoderms?
· To what order does each of the echinoderm species you selected belong?
Describe why they are classified under that order.
SCI 230—Introduction to Life Science
Course Syllabus Page 24
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
· Cite your references in APA format.
· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment
Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper
· Resource: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site
· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]
· Go to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site at
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
· Review the information under the topics Mammals, Insects, Birds, and Echinoderms.
· Select two mammals, two insects, two birds, and two echinoderms to research.
· Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points:
o List and briefly describe the eight species you have selected.
o What are the characteristics that classify all the species you have selected in the
kingdom Animalia?
o Mammals
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two mammals you selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two mammals?
· To what order does each of the mammal species you selected belong? Describe
why they are classified under that order.
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
o Insects
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two insects you selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two insects?
· To what order does each of the insect species you selected belong? Describe
why they are classified under that order.
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
o Birds
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two birds you selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two birds?
· To what order does each of the bird species you selected belong? Describe why
they are classified under that order.
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
o Echinoderms
· What are two or three characteristics shared by the two echinoderms you
selected?
· What are two or three differences between the two echinoderms?
· To what order does each of the echinoderm species you selected belong?
Describe why they are classified under that order.
SCI 230—Introduction to Life Science
Course Syllabus Page 24
· List two other species that belong to those same orders.
· Cite your references in APA format.
· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment

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