Presentation on theme: "Plant Power Point Project. Power Point Rubric: Exemplary = 4Proficient = 3Progressing = 2Insufficient = 1 Taxonomy In addition to proficiency, includes."— Presentation transcript:
Power Point Rubric: Exemplary = 4Proficient = 3Progressing = 2Insufficient = 1 Taxonomy In addition to proficiency, includes proper, italicized, specie name. Genus is capitalized, specie is all lower-case. Correctly identifies all levels of the taxonomic scale. Misidentifies at least one of the levels, or has a misspelling. Misidentifies or misspells three or more taxonomic levels. Phylum & Class In addition to proficiency, includes appropriate visuals to support the meaning of the two levels. Correctly identifies the meaning of the two taxonomic levels for the assigned plant. Misinterprets the meaning of one of the taxonomic levels or draws attention to the wrong taxon. Misinterprets both of the taxonomic levels. Plant Characteristics and Features In addition to proficiency, includes information about fruits, stems (or bark) and leaves. Descriptions about its habitat and feature are clear and succinct. Too much / Too little. Content may either distract from the presentation or is marginal Content is not informative or does not highlight important or useful generalities. Presentation In addition to proficiency, there are custom animations that enhance the flow of the power point. There is an even balance of content and visuals that match the content that is aligned. ≥ 10 slides. Animations are overly emphasized and distract from the content or some visuals do not match content. < 10 slides. Slides are unorganized and visuals either distract from the content or the content is not consistent with the visuals throughout. Use of Class Time In addition to proficiency, used class notes or material in the power point to highlight material. Spent ≥ 95% of class time navigating for information and images for the project. Had to be told at least twice to stay on-task due to web “surfing”. Had to be told more than four times to stay on-task due to web “surfing”.
Phylum: Magnoliophyta (Angiosperms) Flowers aid angiosperms by enabling a wider range of adaptability and broadening the ecological niches open to them. This has allowed flowering plants to largely dominate terrestrial ecosystems.
Class: Rosopsida (Eudicot) Eudicots refer to a monophyletic group of flowering plants that means "true dicotyledons" as it contains the majority of plants. The term "eudicots" has been widely adopted to refer to one of the two largest clades of angiosperms (constituting >70% of all angiosperms), monocots being the other. Pin Oak flowering
General Characteristics Pin Oaks are native to eastern North America and are one of the most popular ornamental trees in the United States. They are large-sized deciduous tree that grow to be 60-70 ft. tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 3 ft. They are relatively short-lived trees compared to other oaks, but they still have an average lifespan of 90-120 years.
Identification: The lower branches are often a tangled mess. They tend to die off as the tree grows taller, especially in a wooded area. The lower branches grow in a downward direction any way so as they die (due to lack of light) it looks like they are surrounding the trunk. The middle branches grow horizontally while the upper branches grow in an upward direction.
Bark: The bark is relatively thin and does not have deep furrows like burr oak, or black oak. FYI- It was used by some Native American tribes to make a drink for treating intestinal pain.
Pin Oak Wood: The wood is generally marketed as red oak, but is of significantly inferior quality, being somewhat weaker, often with many small knots. The wood is hard and heavy and is used in general construction and for firewood.
How it got its name: One might think that the pin oak gets it name from the "pinny" appearance of the leaves and branches. Actually the name comes from the practice years ago of "pinning together" the timbers of a barn.
The leaves of the pin oak tree The pin oak leaf has "U-shaped" sinuses and bristled tips. There are three to five inch alternate leaves have 5 to 7 points or lobes. The leaves are deciduous but will usually persist on the tree into winter. U-shaped sinus
Pin Oak Fruit: An acorn (nut) matures at the end of the second growing season after flowering. Acorns are dispersed from September to early December.
They love the swamp! The pin oak tree can typically be found in swampy, low lands of forested areas. It is very common to see it in seasonal standing water where no other oaks are growing. It likes acidic soil which is common in the swampy spots of the forest.
Autumn Colors: The leaves change in color from a dark green to a deep scarlet red in fall.
Ecology: Pin oak acorns are an important food for mallards and wood ducks during their fall migration. Acorns are also an important food for deer, squirrels, turkeys, woodpeckers, and blue jays.
Types of Plants or trees to choose from: PlantStudentPlantStudent Climbing FernSycamore Cat-tail mossAmerican Beech Ginkgo BilobaGray Birch TamarackWhite Birch White PineLinden RedwoodBlack Locust SequoiaSassafras Balsam FirWeeping Willow Douglas Fir American Chestnut Coconut PalmRegal Elm Sugar MapleWhite Ash Silver MapleScarlet Oak Norway MapleCharter Oak Shagbark Hickory Osage Orange