AP Biology Chordates - Birds/Mammals
Animal Unit : Chordates, part 2: Birds/Mammals Name____________________________
100 pts. Due Date: February 28 You may turn in 2 assignments/day and
ONE level I assignment on day 5!!
I. "Stuff" - NO MORE THAN 70 POINTS IN SECTION I
_____1. Notes 5 pts/day 1 2 3 4
_____2. Flashcards: Bird Orders - 10 Orders, 2/3 birds per Order.
_____3. Flashcards: Mammal Orders - 10 Orders, 2/3 mammals per Order.
_____4. Book work assignment: pg_____ # ____________________________.
_____5. Book work assignment: pg_____ # ____________________________.
10 pts .
_____6. Choose a Bird Order. Write a 1 page report on the order giving
an overview of the Order and how it is divided into Families. Use
and cite at least two sources. 10 pts.
_____7. Make a scaled timeline using adding machine paper (no more
than 4 feet). Show the emergence of each Class of Chordates, 4 Orders,
the Hominids, and Homo sapien. 10 pts.
_____8. Write a 1-2 page report, using sources other than your textbook,
explaining the evolution of egg-laying, marsupial, and placental mammals.
_____9. Make a simple sketch showing 7 parts of a feather and 4 different
types of feathers. Learn them. 10pts.
_____II. Lab: 15 pts. Choose ONE ONLY
1. Open a Frog and identify 15 body parts.
2. Graph respiration rates on 5 different species of Mammals. Show
relationship of size to respiration rate.
III. Library Research. Choose ONE topic. Find 2 articles on the topic.
Cite the article. Summarize each article (1/2 page each) then write
½ page of your opinion on the topic. 15 pts.
1. Were dinosaurs birds?
2. Why does Australia have all the Marsupials?
3. True or False: 95% of bird species are extinct.