Powerpoint Slides: In this part of the Postlab assignment, you


Powerpoint Slides: In this part of the Postlab assignment, you continue to build your final presentation for the semester-long Wolbachia project.

  • Your final presentation for this course will include these slides that cover this information.
  • Refer to the Powerpoint “Style Guide” to earn a better grade!

Slide 1: Create a slide that contains your drawings of your insect.

  • On the drawing(s) indicate and label the specific structures and features that you used in the key to help you identify the Order of your insect.
  • For example, if you identified your insect in Order Lepidoptera, you should communicate on the slide that the insect has two pairs of fully-developed wings and long, coiled, tube-like mouthparts. These are the structures that are necessary to identify the insect as belonging to this Order using the key.
  • DO NOT write out entire couplets from the key!
  • Labels can be hand-written or typed in a textbox in PowerPoint: they MUST be easy-to-read.
  • Images should be clear and without distortion and should fill most of the slide area.

Slide 2: Create a slide that presents the following information about your insect Order using these resources that provide reliable information about insects: UF Featured Creatures (contains peer-reviewed information) and/or Encyclopedia of Life (contains peer-reviewed information)

  • the habitat of insects in the Order
  • the diet of insects in the Order
  • the life cycle of insects in the Order
  • at least one unique trait of insects in the Order

Slide 3: Insert a completed table (similar/identical to the one from step #9 in Part six on page 67) that presents information about Wolbachia infection in your insect Order:

  • You must include information from two peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles for your insect’s Order and information from local insects collected by former BIOL 1107L students. The local information is available again here
  • Be sure to include information about prevalence, reproductive phenotype, location, climate, and habitat when applicable from all three sources.

Slide 4: Present your prediction about Wolbachia infection in your insect sample, and state your rationale for this prediction.

  • You should have written this prediction in step #10 on page 67.
  • You should state a prediction regarding the presence or absence of Wolbachia in your insect.
  • Remember that a prediction includes a method of testing AND a predicted outcome.
  • After your prediction, you should include the rationale for your prediction.
  • You should explain why you made the prediction that you did based upon the information about prevalence in the two peer-reviewed articles AND information about insects previously collected here by BIOL 1107L students.

Slide 5: You need to provide references for your work in the proper format

  • The PowerPoint Style Guide provides directions for how to do this, and these directions are also detailed in for final slide under Exercise 2 Postlab Instructions

Assignment Submission Instructions

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  1. Report your work as information in 5 MS Powerpoint slides. Details on what each of these slides should include can be found above.
  2. Check yourself using the associated rubric (Exercise 3 Postlab Assignment Rubric).  
  3. You may NOT submit Google Slides or any other software equivalent. If you prepare your slides in Google Slides, be sure to download as a MS Powerpoint file before uploading to the postlab dropbox.

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