Dr. Reichler's Bio 311D Spring 2010  Bonus #1 due in class on W 3/10
(This is an optional assignment.  If you choose to
not do this assignment, there will be no negative affect on your course grade.)

Go to the Texas Memorial Museum, located at 2400 Trinity St. which is just above the "Mustangs" statue at the corner of 24th and San Jacinto streets (http://www.utexas.edu/tmm).  On the third floor is the Hall of Texas Wildlife and the first floor houses the Hall of Paleontology.  Choose one of the organisms on the third floor and one of the organisms on the first floor that you think are evolutionarily related.  Include the scientific name of the two organisms.  Tell me how they are similar and how they are different.  How do you think the organisms are related evolutionarily?  What changes do you think occurred in the environment that led the organism on the first floor to evolve into the organism on the third floor?  You can include photos and/or drawings to help make your point.  Repeat this for a second set of organisms.

To help us grade this assignment, please include your name and class at the top of the first page:

Class (Bio 311D)

Your name

Your essay (not to exceed three pages, photos and/or drawings will not count toward the page limit)
You will have comparisons for two sets of organisms.

This assignment should not exceed 3 printed pages (photos and/or drawings will not count toward the page limit), and must be word-processed/typed.  It can be single- or double-spaced and whatever font that is still readable.

Be certain to cite any outside sources that you use.  Using outside sources is fine, but not citing those sources is plagiarism.  This bonus will be graded on a scale of 0-1 points that will be added to your final course grade.  The typed/word-processed paper should be printed and turned in during class on March 10I will subtract 0.2 points for each day late.

If you have any questions, please ask.