SBI3U Evolution Assignment: Predicting the Evolution of a Modern Horse’s Descendant
You will be completing the assignment on pg. 384 – 385
* Complete this outline (10 % of final project mark). Print and submit this form in class by Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Initiate and Plan
1. I will be studying the [insert modern horse breed name here] and examining the following traits:
a. [insert trait #1 here]
b. [insert trait #2 here]
c. [insert trait #3 here]
2. My isolated geographical area of choice is [insert location here] and will be studied during the evolutionary time period of [insert an appropriate time range]
Perform and Record
I will be comparing Przewalski’s horse with:
1. [insert modern HORSE breed #1 here] 2. [insert modern HORSE breed #2 here] 1. [insert modern PONY breed #2 here]2. [insert modern PONY breed #2 here]
Analyze and Interpret
The type of niche my breed of horse resides in is [insert the type of niche here]
The evolutionary mechanism(s) which might influence the evolution of the breed of horse I have chosen is [insert ALL applicable evolutionary mechanisms here]
Communicate Your Findings
I will present my findings by [insert the mode by which you will display your final product ]
The final project will be accepted in class: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Missed deadline policy: An alternate project will be assigned at the discretion of Ms. Raper.
You will be assessed based on the rubric distributed in class. An online copy has also been posted for your reference.