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Fifth graders, after viewing a PowerPoint on different mammals, analyze what a biome is. Then they choose a mammal to research and go outside to feel the grass and leaves and hypothesize about which biome they live in as well as its habitat, appearance and survival. In the end, 5th graders create a PowerPoint about the mammal they have chosen.
Students explore organisms and their environments. They examine change over time demonstrate an understanding of physical positions on Earth. They survey earth's diversity, write a report, fill in a data table created on the computer, and create a world map, color keying the seven biomes onto the map.
Young scholars explore Earth science by participating in an environment activity. In this biome lesson, students discuss the importance of a healthy ecology in order to sustain life, both animal and plant. Young scholars utilize a cardboard or wood box to create a biome which they share with the class.
Students examine the food chains that make up the Arctic Biomes. In this environmental unit, students discuss the organisms found in the Arctic and how they live in the cold environment. They identify various food chains and how these food chains create a food web in the Arctic Biome.
Students videotape information about the biome in which they live without naming it and send this to other students across the nation so they can guess which biome it comes from. Students include local ecosystems, information concerning their city or town, and information about their school.