- 1.Visit http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/plantae.html; Introductionto the Plantae: The green kingdom, University of California, BerkeleyMuseum of Paleontology. Click the Systematics link and learn more about agroup you desire to begin researching for this lab. Note: The boxeswithout images have not yet been developed.
- 2.Visit a number of websites (a few starters are listed below) thatdeal with the great diversity of plants and their biological,ecological, and economic impacts on life and human society. Gather (andcite!) information and images to allow you to prepare a poster orPowerPoint presentation.
- 3.In your poster or PowerPoint presentation, you will need todetail the classification of the group of creatures you are detailing.Include the time of first occurrence, fossil record (if any), economicand societal impact of the group, and its evolutionary importance (forexample the green algae are not terribly important save as a stem groupfor the evolution of plants).
http://www.tolweb.org/tree/Tree of Life Web Project. Maintained by scientists and collaborators,this site organizes over 5000 web pages about the classification andrelationships of the domains and other taxonomic groups.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/05/index.html Links for Systematics. This site compiles many links to aid your research.