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Campbell Essential

Resource: “The Origin of Species” section in Ch. 14 of Campbell Essential Biology With Physiology
Choose a species to research.
- Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation about your chosen species.
- Include the following in your presentation:
- How may your species have evolved?
- Describe the mechanism of speciation, in general, and apply the mechanism to the species you researched.
- Include evidence that supports your speciation hypothesis.
- What role does natural selection play with this species? What role does it play with evolution in general? Does that apply to this species?
- Include detailed speaker notes.
Content and Development
50 Points
Points Earned
Additional Comments:
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. The presentation includes the following:
Explains how the chosen species may have evolved
Describes the mechanism of speciation and applies it to the chosen species
Includes evidence that supports the speciation hypothesis
Explains the role natural selection plays with the species
Consists of 7 to 10 slides appropriate for the speaker's audience
Includes detailed speaker's notes on each slide
The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.
The presentation includes visual aids and uses relevant graphics.
The text is limited to approximately 5 lines with approximately 5 words per bulleted item.
Appropriate font sizes are used.
The presentation develops a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience.
The presentation links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical and reviews the major points.
Readability and Style

Additional Comments:
Slide transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the presentation.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
15 Points
Points Earned
Additional Comments:
The presentation is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Spelling is correct.
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