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1 LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS Choosing Animals for a Zoo

2 Introduction Your groups are applying for a job for the Zoo Coordinator position at Animals Inc. As part of your application process, I have created a challenge that I want you to tackle. Your groups are applying for a job for the Zoo Coordinator position at Animals Inc. As part of your application process, I have created a challenge that I want you to tackle.

3 Introduction Animals Inc. has $1,000,000 to purchase animals for their new zoo. The animals you are allowed to purchase and their prices will be given to you. Animals Inc. has $1,000,000 to purchase animals for their new zoo. The animals you are allowed to purchase and their prices will be given to you. You must be within $1,000 of the $1,000,000, and you must purchase at least 10 different animals. You must be within $1,000 of the $1,000,000, and you must purchase at least 10 different animals.

4 Introduction When purchasing an animal, keep in mind the following: When purchasing an animal, keep in mind the following: The gender of the animal (do you want all males, all females, or an even balance?); The gender of the animal (do you want all males, all females, or an even balance?); The number of each type of animal you would like to purchase; The number of each type of animal you would like to purchase; Your reasoning for purchasing that animal Your reasoning for purchasing that animal

5 Introduction Good luck! Remember to be creative and have fun! Good luck! Remember to be creative and have fun!

6 Group Dynamics You will be working in small groups for this project. You will be working in small groups for this project. You will need to choose a project manager who will oversee the work of the group and communicate with me about your progress. You will need to choose a project manager who will oversee the work of the group and communicate with me about your progress. Each group member needs to work cooperatively and put forth effort. Each group member needs to work cooperatively and put forth effort.

7 Task 1Purchase First, choose which animals you want to be in the zoo keeping the budget in mind. First, choose which animals you want to be in the zoo keeping the budget in mind. Make sure you maintain a spreadsheet of costs. Make sure you maintain a spreadsheet of costs.

8 Task 2Research Next, you will need to use appropriate sources to research the following: Next, you will need to use appropriate sources to research the following: The average weight of each animal; The average weight of each animal; The average lifespan of each animal; The average lifespan of each animal; The average gestation/incubation period for each animal; and The average gestation/incubation period for each animal; and Other interesting facts about your animals. Other interesting facts about your animals.

9 Task 2Research Create a chart that displays all of your collected data. Create a chart that displays all of your collected data. Your chart should include the following: Your chart should include the following: The name of each animal; The name of each animal; The average weight of each animal; The average weight of each animal; The average lifespan of each animal; and The average lifespan of each animal; and The average gestation/incubation period of each animal. The average gestation/incubation period of each animal.

10 Task 2Research Create a graph for the average weight, the average lifespan, and the average gestation/incubation period. Create a graph for the average weight, the average lifespan, and the average gestation/incubation period. You will have a total of 3 graphs. You will have a total of 3 graphs. There must be one box plot and one bar graph. Choose another graph, like a dot plot or histogram, for the other data. There must be one box plot and one bar graph. Choose another graph, like a dot plot or histogram, for the other data.

11 Task 2Research Upon completing your research, answer some questions about your data. Upon completing your research, answer some questions about your data. For example, find the mean, median, and mode for the amount spent to purchase each animal. For example, find the mean, median, and mode for the amount spent to purchase each animal. Also, find the mean, median, and mode of each of the three main factors you researched. Also, find the mean, median, and mode of each of the three main factors you researched.

12 Task 3Presentation You will put all of your information together and create a presentation. You will put all of your information together and create a presentation. Your final presentation should include: Your final presentation should include: A poster board of the animals chosen with your research and graphs compiled neatly and creatively; A poster board of the animals chosen with your research and graphs compiled neatly and creatively; A brochure detailing the most exciting animals in your zoo and why you chose them; A brochure detailing the most exciting animals in your zoo and why you chose them; Your spreadsheets, charts, and calculations; and Your spreadsheets, charts, and calculations; and Pictures of the animals you chose. Pictures of the animals you chose.

13 Conclusion I will be giving you a list of the animals and how much each animal costs. I will be giving you a list of the animals and how much each animal costs. I will also be giving you details about what should be accomplished each day. I will also be giving you details about what should be accomplished each day. Keep in mind that you will be reporting your results to the Animals Inc. board (your peers and teacher), so be organized and creative! Keep in mind that you will be reporting your results to the Animals Inc. board (your peers and teacher), so be organized and creative!

14 Works Cited Butcher, Tim. Giraffe is kosher, rabbis rule in Israel. 6 June [cited 2 September 2008]. In: Telegraph Media Group Limited [Internet]. is-kosher,-Israeli-vets-have-ruled.html. Butcher, Tim. Giraffe is kosher, rabbis rule in Israel. 6 June [cited 2 September 2008]. In: Telegraph Media Group Limited [Internet]. is-kosher,-Israeli-vets-have-ruled.html.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/ /Giraffe- is-kosher,-Israeli-vets-have-ruled.htmlhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/ /Giraffe- is-kosher,-Israeli-vets-have-ruled.html Sarah and the Pack. Tiger Dog. 14 April [cited 2 September 2008]. In: Life with the Park City Dogs [Internet]. Sarah and the Pack. Tiger Dog. 14 April [cited 2 September 2008]. In: Life with the Park City Dogs [Internet]. ZooDoc. Animal Photos [cited 2 September 2008]. Available from stories.com/zooanimals.html. ZooDoc. Animal Photos [cited 2 September 2008]. Available from stories.com/zooanimals.html.http://www.zoodoc- stories.com/zooanimals.htmlhttp://www.zoodoc- stories.com/zooanimals.html


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