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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.
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.
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.
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 plan is a vital piece.
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.
Students explore environmental awareness by completing a construction project. In this biomes instructional activity, students identify the different elements for life to thrive in an ecosystem. Students utilize a cardboard or wood box to create a biome diorama including references to animals, plants and elevation.
Students discuss biomes and the worlds major biomes. Working in groups, they conduct research on a biome in order to create a map of the biome that includes the location, a color-coded system indicating climate and vegetation, and a representation of the animals that live in the biome. When maps are complete, they write a descriptive paragraph about their biome and present their map and research to the class.
Explore both terrestrial and aquatic biomes by viewing this PowerPoint. Details are plentiful as there are 59 slides in the collection. Unfortunately, about half of the photos are grainy. With the value of the information presented, it would probably be worth your time to replace all of the sub-quality photos so that you can use this with your early ecology learners.
Students watch the Discovery video "Biomes: Extreme Climate" and discuss terms from the video. The class participates in an activity in which they create a web connecting global warming, the Arctic, and world climate. Everyone sits on the floor in a circle with several students holding index cards with the important terms. Holding a ball of yarn, they connect their term to another displayed in the circle and pass the yarn, connecting all terms and making a web when completed.