Organism Physiology Paper
Identify an organism that lives within 50 miles of your home. (North Carolina)
Locate a diagram of that organism that has the main organs and structures labeled. Include this diagram on your word document and be sure to properly cite your diagram and any other pictures.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on this topic. • Briefly describe the environment (temperature, landscape, food sources, etc.) and describe the organism’s role in the environment. • Identify the structures and functions of the main organs found in your selected organism (structures and functions are plural which means you discuss more than one). • Explain how the organism in the diagram has evolved physiologically to become suited to its environment. Evolved means changed over time. • If the organism were to be transplanted to a significantly different environment, how would things change? o Would their organ system still be as efficient? Why or why not? o Would the organism survive in this new environment? Why or why not?
REMINDERS: Include the labeled diagram and other appropriate pictures in your paper and make sure to provide a full reference for the images in your reference section.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines including references and in-text citations. Your paper should include a well-written introduction and conclusion. Use only academic research sources.
Text book: Simon, E. J., Dickey, J. L., & Reece, J. B. (2013). Campbell essential biology with physiology (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.