SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY PROJECTS
I have summarized the main points of human evolution in the following presentation (needs Shockwave Installed to view)
Arising from what has been described in the video material; literature and the above summarising lecture are a number of open-ended questions.
1) Collect as much literature as is feasible (all electronic articles e.g PDFs will need to be submitted as well so please keep these)
2) Analyse the information - identify any changes of interpretation over the last few years (trends) and even see if you can identify different camps of scientists working on these question e.g. one group will argue that week have interbred with Homo neaderthalensis and the other that Homo neaderthalensis is a completely separate species that is genetically separated by at least 500 000 years.
3) Prepare notes as if writing an essay - preliminary notes will be posted on this Weblog for general comment and peer review by your class mates. You will also need to prepare graphics so as to obtain a professional look and feel for your presentation.
4) Prepare a PowerPoint presentation based on a provided template (same Template as in the Lectures) and attached the notes to the PowerPoint.
5) Present the PowerPoint to the rest of the class electronically
I will put up questions on the Weblog individually and you can book these by attaching a comment with your name and intention to undertake this question.
Co-ordinator: National Information Society Learnerships - Ecological Informatics
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
University of the Western Cape
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