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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 instructional activity.
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.
Students explore environmental awareness by completing a construction project. In this biomes lesson plan, 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.
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.
Students study about biomes. They go on a scavenger hunt to discover products from different biomes that are used in the United States. They plot annual precipitation and annual temperature of various biomes, then use these measurements to compare biological diversity of the regions.