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Mary C. Hughes
Meridianville Middle School, Madison County Schools
This podcast demonstrates how to create a brochure about a specific arthropod. The podcast defines arthropods and their characteristics. The podcast explains how to set up a tri-fold brochure in Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010.
Content Areas: Science, Technology Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
|SC (6) || |
7. Describe Earth's biomes.
Examples: aquatic biomes, grasslands, deserts, chaparrals, taigas, tundras Identifying geographic factors that cause diversity in flora and fauna, including elevation, location, and climate
|SC (7) || |
1. Describe characteristics common to living things, including growth and development, reproduction, cellular organization, use of energy, exchange of gases, and response to the environment. Identifying homeostasis as the process by which an organism responds to its internal or external environment Predicting how an organism's behavior impacts the environment Identifying unicellular organisms, including bacteria and protists, by their methods of locomotion, reproduction, ingestion, excretion, and effects on other organisms Identifying the structure of a virus
|SC (9-12) Marine Biology Elective || |
9. Arrange various forms of marine life from most simple to most complex. Classifying marine organisms using binomial nomenclature Identifying characteristics of ocean-drifting organisms
Examples: phytoplankton, zooplankton Identifying characteristics of marine invertebrates
Examples: Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Arthropoda Identifying characteristics of marine vertebrates
Examples: fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals Identifying characteristics of marine plants
Examples: algae, seaweed Describing adaptations in the marine environment
|SC (9-12) Zoology Elective || |
4. Use taxonomic groupings to differentiate the structure and physiology of invertebrates with dichotomous keys. Identifying examples and characteristics of Porifera Identifying examples and characteristics of Cnidaria Identifying examples and characteristics of Mollusca Identifying examples and characteristics of worms, including Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, and Annelida Identifying examples, characteristics, and life cycles of Arthropoda Identifying examples and characteristics of Echinodermata
|TC2 (6-8) || |
5. Use basic features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.
Examples: word processing—reports, letters, brochures
spreadsheets—discovering patterns, tracking spending, creating budgets
databases—contact list of addresses and telephone numbers
|TC2 (6-8) || |
6. Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.
Examples: spreadsheet for budgets, word processing software for essays, probes for data
|TC2 (6-8) || |
9. Practice responsible and legal use of technology systems and digital content.
Examples: avoiding plagiarism; complying with acceptable-use policies, copyright laws,
and fair use standards; recognizing secure Web sites Identifying examples of computer crime and related penalties
Examples: computer crime—phishing, spoofing, virus and worm
penalties—fines, incarceration Citing sources of digital content
|TC2 (6-8) || |
11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize
Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases
collecting—probeware, graphing calculators
organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets
evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility
synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software
|TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications || |
4. Utilize advanced features of word processing software, including outlining, tracking changes,
hyperlinking, and mail merging.
|SC2015 (9-12) Biology || |
13. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms are
classified by physical characteristics, organized into levels of taxonomy, and
identified by binomial nomenclature (e.g., taxonomic classification, dichotomous
a. Engage in argument to justify the grouping of viruses in a category
separate from living things.
|SC2015 (9-12) Environmental Science || |
17. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate geological and biological information to
determine the types of organisms that live in major biomes.
a. Analyze and interpret data collected through geographic research and
field investigations (e.g., relief, topographic, and physiographic maps; rivers;
forest types; watersheds) to describe the biodiversity by region for the state
of Alabama (e.g., terrestrial, freshwater, marine, endangered, invasive).