|Insects on the Web|
Your Team is responsible for comparing 5 insect species within an order of insects. You will present your findings on a web page that other students will view. There are hundreds of sites on the web that will help you in your quest. Try to be creative and engaging as you plan your presentation. Pictures and color are good! Imagine that your classmates will be reading and judging these pages.
- First, your Team must choose what order of insects will be studied. You may choose from the following groups. Each order may have hundreds or even thousands of individual species. Your final project should showcase 5 of these species.
Lepidoptera (only moths)
Hymenoptera (ants only)
Lepidoptera (only butterflies)
Odonata (dragonflies only)
Odonata (damselflies only)
Hymenoptera (wasps only)
Hymenoptera (bees only)
Diptera (mosquitoes only)
Diptera (flies only)
Orthoptera (grasshoppers only)
- Collect resources and information about your insect. You may want to divide responsibilities among the group members.
Questions to consider as you investigate.
- Compile the data to make a website. Your website should include:
- A Title
- At least one picture of each species
- Include the common and scientific name of each species
- Descriptions of each insect that answer your investigation questions
- An explanation of why the five insects are grouped together (related)
- Economic effect of these species (good &/or bad)
- A list of web sites (links) where the reader can find more information about your insects
- Credits: list of your team members and the areas they were responsible for.
- Five questions that can be answered with the information found on your page. These questions will be answered by your classmates when they look at your page.
- Construct the website. Your website can be made using Project Poster at http://poster.hprtec.org/. Here you can place your pictures and information for others to view it. Your teacher will give you more information on how to name your account and use Project Poster.
Daily Goals – use as a guideline to stay on track in your project
|Team assigned, they should get together and discuss which insect grouping they want to study. Each should go to the computers and find resources on that insect. Jot down notes about the groupings, and list species. This information can be used for the Overview section of the project.|
|Group discusses their findings from Day 1, responsibilities are assigned. Determine who will study which species. Use computers to study your species, gather data and collect images.||Team reforms to share data and begin designing the layout of the page. Determine what information should be included, and how the pictures should be arranged. Begin creating web page||Finish web page creation, tie up any loose ends and consult the evaluation rubric to make sure you’ve included all the information you need to get an A.|
Needs work (1 pt)
Satisfactory (2 pts)
|Page Layout||Either title or team names missing, responsibilities not present||Title and team names included but are not obvious, responsibilities vague||Title and Team names included, and easy to find, team responsibilities listed||3|
|Images||Some insect images present||Most insect images are present||All insect images are present||3|
|Creativity||Page is hard to read and disorganized||Page has some organization and can be followed||Page organized and easy to follow||3|
|Insect descriptions||Insects are not well described, investigation lacking and most of the insects are not identified correctly||Insects are described, only a few of the investigation questions are answered. Some names included||Each insect has a thorough description, answers most of the investigation questions. Species name included||3|
|Questions for Content||Less than 5 questions included, but are not related to the site and cannot be easily answered.||5 questions are included, some cannot be easily answered from the page content||5 related questions are included and can be answered from your page||3|
|References||Less than 3 links present, sources unreliable||Less than 3 links present, but sources are reliable||3 links present to other reliable sources||3|
|Overview||Some relationships between the insects are given, unclear or not obvious||Project describes how the insects are related and how they different, slightly unclear||Project shows a good introduction that describes the group of insects and how they are related||3|
Total Possible for Project