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Congratulations!

You have been selected to be one of the finalists to help with a new
wildlife conservation. You will be working with Zoologists and other Scientists to:

Name a specific predator and list the features that make it a predator.
Classify the animal by categorizing its characteristics.
Research the endangerment and population of the animal.
Design a wildlife conservation based on the animals characteristics.
Convince investors to provide funds for your conservation.

Only students with the most accurate information will be chosen to present their work
and have it published. Presenting is a great honor! Your contribution to this project will
help future fifth graders understand the importance of ecosystems and how the
contribute to the world today.

Task 1: Your Predator


For this task you will name a specific predator and list (5) features that make it a
predator.
You may choose from the following:

PowerPoint presentation
Prezi Presentation
Draw a picture
Create a diorama
Make a poster
Create a song/rap
Make a mobile
Make a childrens book
Write a news paper article

Or if you have an idea on how you would like to show your knowledge please let me
know.
Rubric
Exemplary:
Ive met all of the proficient criteria points
I explained the features that make it a predator
Proficient:
I named a predator
I listed five or more features that make it a predator
I am proud of my work and ready to present it
Nearing Proficient:
I named a predator and listed less than 5 features

Task 2: Predator Characteristics


For this task you will classify the animal you chose in task 1, and categorize its
characteristics.
You may choose from the following:

PowerPoint presentation
Prezi Presentation
Create a chart
Draw a picture
Create a diorama
Make a poster
Create a song/rap
Make a mobile
Make a childrens book
Write a news paper article
Make a news report about the animal
Create a small documentary about the animal

Or if you have an idea on how you would like to show your knowledge please let me
know.
Rubric
Exemplary:
Ive met all of the proficient criteria points
I explained the features that make it a predator
Proficient:
I have categorized the animal in a clear and neat way
I am proud of my work and ready to present it
I have a category with details for habitat
I have a category with details for adaptations
I have a category with details for prey/diet
I have a category with details for enemies
I have a category with details for lifecycle
Nearing Proficient:

Ive created less than five categories for the animal

Task 3: Research
Research the endangerment, ecosystem and population of the animal.
You may choose from the following:

PowerPoint presentation
Prezi Presentation
One page paper
Paper slides presentation
Create a chart
Draw a graph
Create a diorama
Make a poster
Create a song/rap
Write a news paper article
Make a news report about the animal
Create a small documentary about the animal

Or if you have an idea on how you would like to show your knowledge please let me
know.
Rubric
Exemplary:
Ive met all of the proficient criteria points
I critiqued and have been critiqued by my classmates
Proficient:
I my research is organized and neat
I am proud of my work and ready to present it
Population is show at 4 or more different dates
I have clearly stated the population of the animal
I have researched the endangerment of the animal
I have explained the impact of the animal has on its
Ecosystem
Nearing Proficient:

I have research without citations


Task 4: Wildlife Conservation
Design a wildlife conservation based on the animals characteristics.
You may choose from the following:

PowerPoint presentation
Prezi Presentation
One page paper
Poster board
Project board
Paper slides presentation
Create a model
Create a diorama
Make a poster
Create a small documentary about the wildlife conservation

Or if you have an idea on how you would like to show your knowledge please let me
know.
Rubric
Exemplary:
Ive met all of the proficient criteria points
I critiqued and have been critiqued by my classmates
Proficient:
My presentation is clear and neat
I am proud of my work and ready to present it
I have accounted for the diet/prey of the animal
I have accounted for the adaptations and characteristics of the
animal
I have accounted for the natural habitat of the animal
I have accounted for the enemies of the animal
Nearing Proficient:
I created a wildlife conservation and accounted for 3 or less
factors

Task 5: Investors
Convince investors to provide funds for your conservation.
You may choose from the following:

PowerPoint presentation
Prezi Presentation
One page paper
Paper slides presentation
Create a model
Create a diorama
Make a poster
Create a small documentary about the wildlife conservation

Or if you have an idea on how you would like to show your knowledge please let me
know.
Rubric
Exemplary:
Ive met all of the proficient criteria points
My project was one of the Top 3 Conservations to be invested
in
Proficient:
My presentation is clear and neat
I am proud of my work and ready to present it
I have made a strong argument
I have explained my predator and its characteristics
I have clearly explained its endangerment and impact on its
ecosystem
I have justified all aspects of my wild life conservation
Nearing Proficient:
I created a wild life conservation but did not present