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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.
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.
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 plan.
Young scholars use a map to indicate the locations of the different biomes in the world. In this terrestrial biomes lesson, students discuss the plants and animals adapted to live in each biome. 
Pupils explore biomes.  In this exploring biomes lesson students collect information about different biomes by watching a movie and doing a web activity. 
Students describe the different types of biomes. In this biology lesson plan, students create a map of assigned biome with descriptive paragraphs. They share their findings to class.
Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. For this biome identification lesson, students define a list of environmental vocabulary terms such as tundra, rain-forest and desert. Students create a fictional self sustainable food chain that is built on one specific biome or environmental setting.
In this taiga worksheet, students read a short article describing what a taiga is and then answer 10 multiple choice, true or false or short answer questions relating to the article.
Fifth graders investigate biomes of the earth. In this biomes lesson, 5th graders explore eight different biomes which include the tropical rain forest, deciduous forest, grasslands, and taiga. They design an artistic scrapbook that shows the characteristics of their assigned biome which they research using the Internet and books.
Students 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.
Explore the five biomes: aquatic, desert, forest, grassland and tundra by using online resources to investigate one of the five biomes and use MediaBlender to create an informational web site for a tour of that biome. Note: Other software applications can be substituted.
Fifth graders, in groups, list the physical characteristics of a biome and think of ways in which animals might have to adapt to live there and make a biome mobile ball that show the different types of habitats that shape the praire biome.
Seventh graders design four biomes models and plant three types of seeds in them to observe growth. In groups for each type of biome, they predict the seeds' growth in each of the settings. Students follow the conditions on a biome chart and observe for two weeks, noting which seeds did the best in particular biomes.
Seventh graders research about the climate and weather in different biome types. For this biology lesson, 7th graders create a brochure of their chosen biome using Microsoft Publisher. They present their work in class.
Students explore the worlds biomes and see how organisms adapt to these ecological communities.  In this world's biomes lesson students research and write a paper about one of the world's biomes. 
Sixth graders learn location and the characteristics of six major land biomes. They, in groups, conduct computer research on a specific biome. They create brochures encouraging people to buy property that is part of that biome.
Students identify and describe the main features of one land biome. After researching what a biome is, they give various examples of biomes around the world and in their backyards.
Young scholars telecommunicate and use the US Mail to network students from five biomes in the United States in order to monitor water quality in each area. They have e-mail pals and exchange materials representative of themselves and their environment.
In this biomes worksheet, students read an article on biomes and answer 10 multiple choice, short answer or true and false questions relating to biomes.
Students participate in a three part unit about biomes. Part one, students research the biomes of North America and part two consists of research on zoos and a field trip to a zoo. While part three ties together the first two when students design a section of a zoo to be built in South Africa displaying animals from North America.

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