Week 22 Day 3-4

222 - Biology Bird Ancestor Planning Guide
  • The purpose of a science essay is to communicate your ideas.
  • No matter the length of your essay, you are most concerned about communicating your ideas clearly.
The assigned length of your essay is: 5 paragraphs
  • Any written communication intended to inform could be considered an essay.
Research Topic
  • This is the problem, question, or idea you wish to communicate.
Your assigned topic is: Are dinosaurs the ancestors of birds?
Curriculum Content
  • Identify the curriculum content included in the essay.
Curriculum concepts for this essay include:
  • Reptile characteristics
  • Bird characteristics
  • Evolution
Research Organization
  1. Read related material in the textbook.
  2. Refer to notes about the topic on the Class Internet Page.
  3. Review external links from the Class Internet Page.
  4. Review science news links from the Internet Science Room Page.
Assignment Schedule
  • Deadline assigned for the finished essay.
  • Benchmark dates.
The assigned deadline and benchmarks for the essay are:
  • You have two class days to complete the essay.
  • Use the first day to research the topic.
  • Complete the essay and evalutation rubric the second day.

Turn in this Essay Evaluation Rubric with the printed essay.