Biodiversity

Sunday, July 09, 2006

BIODIVERSITY: RE-VALUATIONS


I have sent through the marks for Bio-diversity exam, given that most people did not pass either the Biodiversity Exam nor the coursework. I suggest you all do the same exercise that Karin and Vincet did here at UWC. This was a video review (in a Word Document) on various topics. You can review the video material (it is up in Pretoria) and Karen and Vincent's projects to get an idea of what to do. We have prepared the following material on the DVDs and each learner is to do one topic (similar to Vincent and Karen projects).

First please review the video material that was the basis of Karen and Vincent's projects and their final web products.

Karen's Project
http://planet.uwc.ac.za/nisl/biodiversity/karen/index.htm

Vincent's Project
http://planet.uwc.ac.za/nisl/biodiversity/vincent/index.htm


Now select a topic from the following list...


1) Dinosaurs of the Americas - reconstructing their diversity and ecological relationships (Extreme Dinosaur, California Dinosaurs)

2) Coral Reefs - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill, BBC Amazon)

3) Tropical Forests - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill )

4) Open Ocean - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill )

5) Land Invertebrates - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill )

6) Deserts - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill, BBC Planet Earth)

7) Grasslands - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill )

8) Mountains and Caves - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (BBC Planet Earth)

9) Freshwater and Swamps - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (Nat Geography - Built for the Kill, BBC Planet Earth)

10) Animal Migration - review of diversity (including classifications) and ecological relationships (BBC Planet Earth, LePEUPL Emigrateur)

Please make your selection and then add a comment confirming which topic you have selected.

In preparing your WORD document, keep it simple with minimum of formating (italic, Bold)and split your document into sections with Headings in CAPITALS, under each section use normal headings which will mark each web page. You can copy and paste images from the video (you can stop the video and use the keyboard Prt Sc key to capture it and paste this into you paint program, in which you can crop the image and insert in your word document). When you insert an image make sure you have a full caption BELOW your image.

THE TRIASIC PERIOD (Section Heading in Caps)
Climatic Conditions (Page heading Title Case)
Image (Freeze video and use Screen capture - use the keyboard Prt SC button)
Image Caption (Should be complete so you understand what it means without reading the text)

This needs to be completed by this coming Friday (14th July) and emailed to me at knight.rich@gmail.com


Make sure that you prepare an essay THAT INCLUDES MORE THAN THE contents of the video material you have reviewed, so PLEASE obtain extra material and ensure your essay is comprehensively referenced (AT LEAST 5 EXTRA REFERENCES). Images extracted from the Video and others from the Internet must also be comprehensively referenced.

You report should be a MINIMUM of 6000 words, split into about 5-10 Sections with each section have 3 to 8 pages. Your Report should have at least 30 IMAGES (please see Karen's its 6700 words and 34 images).

Cheers

Rich

Image Reference

http://www.qwantz.com/fanart/Trexstompryan.jpg


Cheers

Rich

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