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In this biomes worksheet, students color the map of North America according to the biome clues. Students then answer questions about the North American biomes.
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial biome. Information included is comprehensive, easy to read, and includes an array of colorful graphs, diagrams, and photos that bring this urgent topic to life. 
Learners seek scientific and technological solutions to envrionmental problems. They record class activities in a journal. They identify relationships among living things and their environments.
Participate in a life science unit that examines the relationships of living organisms to each other and to their environment as well as the student's role in the cycle of life. Through hands-on activities, research, and scientific investigations they explore the problem of persistent pollutants and their harmful effects on both humans and ecosystems.
Students collect data on consumers, producers and decomposers of a biome of their choice. They create a list of organisms that live in the forest and then research them to find out more information. They connect their information to create a food web.
Examine how climate and landforms affect plants and animals that live in particular areas. Discover that these same factors affect peoples' homes, jobs, and recreational activities. Pupils research ecosystems and biomes, and then write and illustrate a book detailing what they learned.
Learners study biomes and their major characteristics.  For this biomes lesson students draw a climatogram and discuss climate of a specific area. 
A link to a comprehensive macroinvertebrate guide gives you the information needed to prepare for this field study activity. Sample macroinvertebrates are collected from areas representing different environmental conditions. Junior ecologists record the macroinvertebrates sampled and then present the data in tables or graphs. Keys, worksheets, questions for further discussion, and suggested extensions are supplied. This plan provides young scientists with a valuable hands-on experience.
Students use the Internet to conduct a research project.  In this rain forest lesson, students work in groups to research different parts of the rain forest.  Students research climate, foods, house products and medicines.  Each group produces a rain forest book on their topic.  Students also make a simple ecosystem that they can observe.
Students discover how energy flows through communities because of the relationship between producers, consumers and decomposers. Examining various ecosystems, they identify the materials that cycle continuously through them. They label the major biomes of the Earth and discover their characteristics.
Tenth graders explore climate and weather patterns associated with biomes and certain geologic locations and features. Students engage in a trivia search, a jig saw activity, mapping and charting weather systems.
Sixth graders view several segments of the video, "How Animals Survive." They discuss elements of survival. Students list living and nonliving things found in their backyards and schoolyards. Students work in groups to complete the activity "What's in our Backyard?" They use the internet to complete their Wild Thing Share Fair project.
Learners conduct an internet study regarding habitat, ecosystem, biome and the region they live in. They observe the habitat by visiting a State Park and observing the organisms in their habitat. In addition, they create their own habitat such as a terrarium,
Young scholars examine the basic biosphere and its components.  In this ecology instructional activity students complete several experiments including designing a system that is balanced to sustain life.
Eighth graders engage in a lesson about ecosystems with the intention of looking at how it is organized. They cover the biotic and abiotic factors of an ecosystem while looking at the seven types of terrestrial biomes. Students write definitions for key terms.
Students explore oil field applications of Shape Memory Alloys.  In this engineering lesson students divide into groups and research mini research applications then complete a project. 
You don't have to visit The Maritime Aquarium to use this plan, but you would need to find a location where a variety of bird species live, re-write the activity worksheet to incorporate the local species, and purchase field guides for your local birds. The general idea is to give middle schoolers the opportunity to practice bird identification out in the field. If this is your aim, simply model a lesson after this one.
Students 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.
Students study five of the seven life zones in North America. In this journalism lesson students use the Scientific Method working in teams. They use lab equipment and technology to create a presentation on five of the seven life zones in North America.
Second graders investigate biomes and the plants and animals that are native to particular biomes. They participate in a class discussion, conduct Internet research on a selected biome, and create a shoebox biome using their Internet research information.