I put this worksheet together, frankly, because too many of my high school students didn’t know what a giraffe was. Granted, many are English learners but that is not a good excuse. I figured this would be a good way to get students to learn about different organisms they may not be exposed to very often.
I usually make a list of organisms and have them choose one so no one does the same two. You can build on it and have them make it into a full blown essay or a presentation depending on the level of the class.
Some teachers I have shared this with use them for extra credit or an alternative assignment if a student misses a lab.