Science 8

Aquatic Organism Project

You will create an information sheet about an aquatic organism of your choice. This sheet should be in the form of a poster (choice of 8 x 11, 8 x 14, or 11 x 17 paper).

Your poster should include:

  1. Name of organism (both scientific name and common name)

  2. Picture of organism

  3. Simple food chain organism is a part of

a. How does this organism obtain its food?

b. What would happen to this food chain if the organism was to be endangered?

  1. Habitat

  2. What makes a good habitat for this organism?

a. Where in the world does this organism live (range)?

b. What limits this organism's range?

  1. What are the human impacts on this organism?

  2. Are there any unusual or interesting facts that you discovered about your organism?

Your poster should:

  • Be colourful

  • Be easy to read

  • Have clear headings

  • Have a bibliography

Web Links

Open Water Habitat Excellent Resource with PDF pamphlets.

MarineBio Scroll down on the right for Marine Species

Into the Abyss Check out the Deep Sea Bestiary

Deep Sea Pages Not beauriful but lots of info.

Ocean Life Scroll half way down the page for links to animals

Sealife and Ocean Studies Directory Scroll down for individual types of organisms

Oceans Alive

Marine Life Lots of good links

Ocean Animal Printout Ourline drawings of the ocean animals

Food Webs and Challenges of the Marine Environment Good general info about the marine food web

TOPIC: Science, Life Sciences, Marine Biology

Fish, Birds and Mammals of the Open Ocean


Aquatic Organism Project

You will create an information sheet about an aquatic organism of your choice. This sheet should be in the form of a poster (choice of 8 x 11, 8 x 14, or 11 x 17 paper).

Your poster should include:

  1. Name of organism (both scientific name and common name)

  2. Picture of organism

  3. Simple food chain organism is a part of

a. How does this organism obtain its food?

b. What would happen to this food chain if the organism was to be endangered?

  1. Habitat

  2. What makes a good habitat for this organism?

a. Where in the world does this organism live (range)?

b. What limits this organism's range?

  1. What are the human impacts on this organism?

  2. Are there any unusual or interesting facts that you discovered about your organism?

Your poster should:

  • Be colourful

  • Be easy to read

  • Have clear headings

  • Have a bibliography

Web Links

Open Water Habitat Excellent Resource with PDF pamphlets.

MarineBio Scroll down on the right for Marine Species

Into the Abyss Check out the Deep Sea Bestiary

Deep Sea Pages Not beauriful but lots of info.

Ocean Life Scroll half way down the page for links to animals

Sealife and Ocean Studies Directory Scroll down for individual types of organisms

Oceans Alive

Marine Life Lots of good links

Ocean Animal Printout Ourline drawings of the ocean animals

Food Webs and Challenges of the Marine Environment Good general info about the marine food web

TOPIC: Science, Life Sciences, Marine Biology

Fish, Birds and Mammals of the Open Ocean


Body Systems

Online Resources

The following resources have been identified for you. Use them as a starting point for your research.


General

· AMA Atlas of the Body This site contains excellent diagrams.

· Body Basics Library A collection of articles that explain how each body system, part and process works.

· Human Body Systems This site provides links to information about digestive, respiratory and circulatory, musculoskelatal, and nervous systems.

· Human Anatomy Online This interactive site provides basic information on all body systems.

· KidInfo: Reference Resources: Human Body Links to resources.

· Kids Health Organization Cool Flash animations.

· Body Quest is an explanation of anatomy designed for student. between 11 –16. It contains info as well as tours, quizzes, experiments and interactions.

· Info Guides Illustrations and info about the various body systems.

Specific Systems

Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System

· Circulatory System Well organized information. The site includes good diagrams and pictures.

· Cut to the Heart An excellent NOVA site.

· Heart Preview Gallery

· American Heart Association

· Electric Heart This excellent NOVA site includes an interactive heart transplant.

Endocrine System

· Endocrine System Written at a high level. Check the subheadings. This site has good diagrams.

· The Endocrine System Well organized site with good diagrams and microscopic pictures.

Excretory System / Gastrointestinal Tract

· The Excretory System

· The Human Gastrointestinal Tract Higher level information and excellent diagrams and microscopic photos.

· How Your Kidneys Work

The Eye

· Canadian National Institute for the Blind

· National Eye Institute

· National Eye Institute: Simulations

Immune / Lymphatic System

· The Anatomy of the Immune System A well organized introduction to the immune (lymphatic system). See also: Cells of the Immune System A well organized outline with good diagrams and microscopic pictures.

Musculoskeletal System

· Skeletal System Pictures of various bones and skelatal features.

· The eSkeletons Project Excellent views of the skeleton.

· Muscles Tutorial Excellent views of different muscle systems.

Nervous System

· Neoroscience for Kids An excellent introduction to the nervous system.

· Space Neuroscience What happens to the nervous system when you travel in outer space?

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Reproductive System

· Human Reproductive System A well organized outline with good diagrams and pictures.

· Female Reproductive System Slides of various tissues.

· Male Reproductive System Slides of various tissues.

· Reproductive System

Respiratory System

· The Human Respiratory System The American Lung Association site includes a good diagram.

· Inside the Human Respiratory System The Canadian Lung Association includes a diagram and brief description of the parts that make up the respiratory system.

· Respiratory System Select "Human Respiratory System." This site has good diagrams of the smaller structures of the respiratory system.

· Respiratory System Ultrastructure Cellular level slides of various structures.

· Respiratory System Excellent microscopic views. Select from the index on the left.

Skin

· Histology of the Skin Good diagrams and notes.

*Introduction to Skin Histology Good microscopic views.

Library Resources

Come in and do some hands-on research with help from the resource experts!

611 COL Color atlas of human anatomy. Beekman.

611 GRA Gray's anatomy. Longman. (The book! Way better than the TV show!)

611 GRA Gray, Henry. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical. Bounty Books.

611 MUR Murray, Irwin MacKay, 1919-. Human anatomy made simple. [1st ed.]. Garden City, N.Y., : Doubleday, [1969].

612 LEW Lewis, Paul David. The human body,. New York, : Bantam Books, [1971]. Describes the various parts of the human body and their functions.

612.1 BAL Ballard, Carol. The heart and circulatory system. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1997. Describes the parts of the circulatory system and how they function.

612.2 PAR Parker, Steve. The lungs and respiratory system. Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1997. Examines the different parts and functions of the lungs and respiratory system.

612.3 BAL Ballard, Carol. The stomach and digestive system. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1997. Describes the appearance, characteristics, and function of each part of the digestivesystem.

612.6 PAR Parker, Steve. The reproductive system. Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1998. Explains the parts of the reproductive system and their functions and provides an overview of human development from birth through adolescence.

612.7 BAL Ballard, Carol. The skeleton and muscular system. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1998. Explains the various partsof the human skeleton and different types of muscles and their functions.

612.8 PAR Parker, Steve. The brain and the nervous system. Austin, Tex : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1997. Examines the different parts and functions of the brain and nervous system.

REF 610 .3 NEW The New complete medical and health encyclopedia. Volume one. Chicago, Ill. : Ferguson Pub. Co., 2000. This volume focuses on the human body and its functioning parts and the stages of life, from newborns to adults and seniors.

REF 611 ANA The Anatomical chart series. Classic library edition. Skokie, Illinois : 1993.

REF 616 .02 MER The Merck manual of medical information. Home ed. Whitehouse Station, N.J. : Merck Research Laboratories, 1997. Provides information about the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a variety of human diseases and disorders, organized within twenty-four subject categories, including drugs, heart and blood vessels, mental health, nutrition and metabolism, and accidents and injuries.