Throughout Period 7 Zoology class, we have been looking at what makes animals fit into certain categories: Why are dogs mammals? How do reptiles move compared to mammals? What are owl pellets and are they unique to birds? To conclude this block of Period 7 we decided to design animals. This follows a discussion on the various adaptations of different species and how it helps those creatures to survive in their habitats. This could be methods of detecting prey (echolocation, large eyes, antennae), deterring predators (aposematic colouration), or conserving water (fat reserves).
The students were then set the challenge of designing an animal to live in either: the Sahara desert, in a pitch black cave, or at the bottom of the ocean. The Top 3 entries for each zoology session are now on display in room 73 and the students responsible for the work have received r2’s. The winning entries were as follows:
- Tuesday – Ollie T and Charlie F, Isla W, Liam M, and Noah J
- Wednesday – Lucas L, Jessica H, and Mia T, Isabella H and Raphael C