||by Jacquin Mcneill|
THE EMBRYO GAME
Instructor's Objectives to top
Notes to the Teacher: to top
groups will consist of two players per card.
One period will be needed for preparation by the teacher and by the students for
creating EMBRYO cards (50 - 55 minutes)
The game is structured to be played in one class period
Reference books and computers with internet can be used
The Student Gameto
Introduction : This game is very similar to the game of Bingo.
Purpose : To compare the reproduction and embryo development of different organisms
Equipment : Embryo cards, chips or Bingo markers, and a caller's card that can be
constructed from information on the BINGO cards.
Procedure : Each group of two students
should choose a card entitled EMBRYO with
the names of six different organisms and a hand full of chips or a Bingo magic
marker. After a few minutes of observing the organisms listed and the
characteristics of their embryonic stages, the game begins. The caller picks
a chip at random, calls out the letter , the number and the name of the
organism. The players look on their card as quickly as possible for the called
number and the organism and place the chips accordingly. As soon as the
players have five characteristics covered with chips or marked (they must be
consecutively in a diagonal or straight row) they must yell EMBRYO!
The caller will then recognize the potential winner and give them a chance
to call out the letter, the number of the organism, and the characteristics of
its reproductive and embryonic stages. If they are correct ,they are the winners!
If they are not the winners, the game continues until a winner is proclaimed.
The teacher, as well as the class, will observe the winners reciting the
characteristics orally. Cooperative learning takes place.
Conclusion: 1.) Use your science vocabulary to describe the embryology reproduction of at least
2.) Name a distinguishing factor of an organism that you have studied.
|1.GESTATION||630 - 660 DAYS||165 DAYS||180 DAYS||30-36 DAYS||S||21 DAYS|
|2. # OF NEWBORN||ONE /YR||ONE/YR||ONE OR TWO/YR||THREE LITTERS/YR||P||UP TO THREE|
|4.NAME OF NEW||CALF||YOUNG||YOUNG|| YOUNG
|5.UNIQUENESS||TRUNK@ 3 months||SUCKLES YOUNG||SPERM STORED IN FEMALE||HAIRLESS AT BIRTH||S||NOCTURNAL|
|1. #of off-spring||one/twins||4 -7||2 -3||6 - 7/litter||approx.100||500,000 eggs|
|2. Name of offspring||Calf||Pinkies||Cubs||Baby Rats||Seedlings||Spat|
|3. Birth season||May - June||Every 20-30 days||Spring||3-6 litters/yr||Spring||Spring|
|4. Appearance of young||Smaller than adult||Pink skin/no fur||Light coat||Pink/ no fur||Green, flower less||Sessile Adults|
|5. Unique characteristic||Annual male anthers||Born with eyes closed||Nocturnal||New born blind, deaf||Yucca moth Pollination||Only young swims|
|FREE||MOUNTAIN GOAT||BOLL WEEVIL||ROBIN||YAK||OPOSSUM|
||3 weeks||3 weeks||280 days||16 days|
|2.Number new born||P||Single birth/twins||100||3 - 5||single birth||5 - 20|
|3.Maternal behavior||O||Suckles young||Lays eggs||Incubates eggs||Suckles young||Carries babies in pouch|
|5.Uniqueness||S||Lives alone until mating||Eats buds of cotton plant||female feeds young||Mates at 3 yrs-adult at 8 yrs||Nocturnal|
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