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Animals by the Numbers Infographic Project

Animals by the Numbers Infographic Project

Introduction

You have been learning how graphs and infographics can help to portray data in an understandable way. Now you will use what you have learned to create your own infographic that illustrates two interesting facts about an animal group assigned to you by your teacher.


Directions

  1. Create an infographic to explore two interesting facts about the animal group you've been assigned. 
  2. You can get information from Animals by the Numbers, textbooks, books about the animal, and Internet resources.
  3. Once you've completed your research, you should produce a rough visual sketch of how you will share the information.
  4. Create your infographic
  5. Present the infographic to your classmates.

Research

Animal Group


Exploration Topic

Choose two topics to research from this list:

  1. Exploration Topic 1: _________________________________________________
  2. Exploration Topic 2: _________________________________________________
  • Size
  • Biomass
  • Speed
  • Animal leapers
  • Wingbeats
  • Sleep
  • Life spans
  • Heart rate
  • Horns
  • Tongues
  • Animal sounds
  • Defenses
  • Poisonous or venomous
  • Deadly animals
  • Deadlier
  • High and low
  • Hot and cold
  • Migration
  • Mass extinctions
  • Endangered animals

Create Infographic

Once you have the information you need, you should then create a rough draft or outline of the information you want to present. This can help you figure out which template to customize or create, and it can help you decide which information is actually important to your visual.

outline

Once you have created an outline and have the meat of your information, it’s time to focus on how the infographic looks. Begin to focus on the design of your infographic. You can use online resources like EasellyCanva, and Piktochart to create their infographics. Your projects should include these points:

  • Identification of the main animal group.
  • Exploration of two topics. Each topic should highlight the main animal group, including comparisons to one (or two) of the remaining groups
  • Data presented in various graphical representations (see Types of Graphs: Different Ways to Represent Data for examples of graph types)

Keep in mind these questions as you work on your infographic:

  1. Which information, facts, and data are essential to include? Which aren’t?
  2. What colors and layout works best in sharing the information?
  3. What graphs and graphics best convey information and data to the viewer?
  4. What is the order, or flow, of information?

The point of an infographic is to transfer knowledge and information quickly. The final poster should be informative, simple, engaging, and design-friendly. You can consult the Infographic Rubric your teacher gave you to make sure that you are meeting the expectations for the infographic.

Present Infographic

Once you've finished your infographic, you will present it to your classmates. Be sure to cover all the information covered in the infographic when you present it. You can use the infographic Oral Presentation Checklist that your teacher gave you to help you prepare.

In class, you should hang your infographic up on the wall of the classroom. Your teacher will ask each group in turn to present their posters to their classmates. You'll have three minutes to speak.

At the end of the presentations, You should be able to discuss what animal groups are the overall winners among the exploration topics. 

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