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The Important Role of Biomes
Travel the world from the comfort of your classroom with this unit on the Earth's biomes.
Arranged as an interactive lesson, this presentation focuses on the six world biomes. Upcoming biologists click on a specific biome and a slide lists its location, description, native plants, and animals. A quiz provides learners with factors, and they identify the biome. If you do not have computers available for individuals or small groups, this presentation also works as a note-taking and lecture guide.
A Population and a Biome
How does the availability of resources affect a population? Eager ecologists explore the answer through a multi-generation population simulation game, collecting and analyzing data, then researching a biome. The end products are an Excel graph of data and a PowerPoint presentation about a particular biome. Each child will need access to a computer or tablet to make their presentation, or they could work in pairs. Each group (or individual) will present their biome information to the class.
Exploring Biomes Lesson 2: Biome Research
Learners view a PowerPoint presentation on biomes and their classifications. Divide them into groups and assign them each an individual biome to research. There are pictures of the PowerPoint slides and notes about what to teach for each, but a direct link to the presentation is not provided. Take the time to find it on the Internet because it is an excellent support to the lesson.
Exploring Biomes Lesson 1: Mapping Biomes
Environmental science learners examine satellite imagery of temperature, vegetation, precipitation, and productivity. They use these maps to understand how scientists divide the planet into major biomes. As part of a larger unit on biomes, this lesson is a vital piece.
Exploring Biomes Lesson 4: Mapping Arizona
Once junior ecologists are familiar with Earth's major biomes, they hone in on Arizona's biomes. Using a website about Arizona's natural resources, learners will identify biotic communities. Beautiful maps and worksheets are provided for your convenience. Make sure to check out the other lessons in this unit via Lesson Planet.
Graphing and Analyzing Biome Data
Students explore biome data. In this world geography and weather data analysis lesson plan, students record data about weather conditions in North Carolina, Las Vegas, and Brazil. Students convert Fahrenheit degrees to Celsius degrees and use Microsoft Excel to creat graphs comparing temperature and rainfall. Students construct a related Venn diagram to compare and contrast recorded information.
Exploring Biomes Lesson 5: You Need a Vacation
In cooperative groups, emerging ecologists research assigned biomes found in Arizona. Combining photos and facts, they use PowerPoint to produce a fully automated commercial that lasts 45 seconds. In addition to the lesson outline, a nifty instructions sheet and grading rubric are provided.
Biomes Puppet Show
Seventh graders create a puppet show to demonstrate their understanding of Biomes. In this Life Science lesson, 7th graders research an assigned biome and work as a group to create a puppet show that accurately represents the biome.
Creating an Aquatic Biome
Learners research and then create a model/aquatic biome of the Great Salt Lake, focusing on the effects of the causeway on salinity levels within the lake.
Biome Exchange - Send the "Stuff" Not The Kids
Young scholars exchange ecological information with students from different geographic biomes. They box up the "unique ecologically significant features" of their area, send the box to another class in another area and then receive a similar presentation from them.
Biomes: The Threat of the Sea
Students create posters to raise awareness about Global Warming as an immediate threat. In this environmental lesson, students respond to the video Biomes: The Threat of the Sea by researching global warming and making posters to raise public awareness.
Exploring Biomes Lesson 3: Endangered Biomes
Future environmental scientists compare data from two different conservation strategies. Alone this lesson is sufficient, but as part of the Exploring Biomes unit produced by the Arizona Fish and Game Department, it becomes top-notch.
Pupils explore biomes. In this exploring biomes lesson students collect information about different biomes by watching a movie and doing a web activity.
In this earth science worksheet, students act as travel agents for a particular biome and construct a brochure to sell the class on benefits of taking a vacation to their biome. They include each of the features given in the exercise.
Comparing Local, National, International Biomes
Students calculate averages of climate sets of data. In this ecology lesson, students analyze data to determine identity of a biome and collect meteorological data to understand process. Students also compare data sets.
Students discover the roles organisms have in biomes. In this animal science lesson, students are split up into pairs to research one specific biome and the roles the organisms have in the specific biome. Students research the biome on the Internet and access various resources, such as encyclopedias. Students present their information to the class and make predictions as to what would happen if certain animals were not present in the biome.
Young scholars examine plants and animals that are well adapted to desert life. In this desert biome lesson, students identify 5 of the world's major deserts. Young scholars explore plants of the desert and the various adaptations that help them survive with little water. Students examine the animals of the desert biome and discover their adaptations like living in underground burrows.
Biomes: Adapting To Deserts & Other Ecosystems
Learners examine how animals must be adapted to the conditions of its environment to survive. In this biomes lesson students research desert adaptations then discuss how these animals have survived.
Take a Tour of a Biome
Young scholars study five different biome types including aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. They create a travel website of a simulated trip to one of the biomes.