11. IB: Classification Test Info

posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:05 PM by Ms. Koenig   [ updated Mar 30, 2011, 1:20 PM ]


The notes for the Open Notes, Classification Timed Test will be given in class. The "walk-about" will be done in class. You have "homework time" to to become familiar with your notes and/or assemble any additional notes you want. Remember: you will have the class period to complete the test, no additional time will be given. It is suggested you bring your own scissors and glue sticks or tape, classroom supplies are given "as is" and "as available." :(

You can bring any additional notes you want, except...
  • The only rule is that they have to be some kind of notes - not books.
  • If you made it, including printing diagrams or pictures, that's fine.
  • The notes need to be in a paper format (no, you can't bring a laptop or iPad, etc.).
  • HOWEVER - if your notes suspiciously look like you somehow got a copy of the test in advance, you will be in serious trouble!

Check the vocab page for the list of categories. They are also printed on the back side of your 1st page of notes.

This Power Point has the "rules" and reminders about the test that we went over.

11. Primate Poster

posted Dec 8, 2010, 5:57 AM by Ms. Koenig   [ updated May 2, 2011, 10:02 AM ]


Research Links:

Tree of Life Project

Animal Diversity Web

Primate Images Collection

as of Fall 2010, "Primates" in Wikipedia is a good source (remember - that can change!)


WikiCommons (be CAREFUL - some old images HAVE to keep the same caption/name, even if it's outdated)

Hominin Pictures

You may want to bring note cards to class. If you chose to take your notes on cards, you will need about one card for each "Take Notes" symbol on the diagram (13).

Here are the specifics for the pictures you need to PRINT or cut from a magazine. (Print a realistic picture or line drawing, Do not print a cartoon or an icon.)
You should NOT wait until the night before it's due to print the pictures!!! If you wait until the last minute, you are choosing to gamble your grade on luck!

EVERY PICTURE MUST BE LABELED (example: "squirrel monkey" or "gorilla")
  • 2 examples of wet-nosed:
    • 1 lemur 
    • 1 "something that's not a lemur - your choice"
  • 1 example of tarsier: 
    • 1 tarsier
  • 2 examples of new world monkeys:
    • 1 your choice
    • 1 your choice
  • 2 examples of old world monkeys:
    • 1 your choice
    • 1 your choice
  • 2 examples of lesser apes:
    • 1 siamang (type of gibbon)
    • 1 gibbon (other gibbon)
  • 4 examples of greater apes:
    • gorilla
    • chimpanzee
    • orangutan
    • Pan paniscus
  • 3 examples of hominins:
    • 1 human
    • 1 neanderthal
    • 1 your choice

21. Mammal Classification Project

posted Oct 29, 2010, 9:44 AM by Ms. Koenig   [ updated Mar 23, 2011, 3:46 PM ]

Download the Mammal Tree attached below to see how mammals are classified. It's a large file and may take awhile.

Your book has mammals from p.889-895.

A thylacine is an extinct marsupial.
A wombat is also a marsupial (but not extinct).

01. Sharks - Use a key to identify sharks

posted Oct 15, 2010, 11:53 AM by Ms. Koenig   [ updated Oct 15, 2010, 11:58 AM ]

  • Download the Taxonomic Key (the steps you used to get the answers)

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