Biomes of the World

4th - 5th

In this biomes instructional activity, learners read an article on biomes and answer 10 multiple choice, short answer or true and false questions relating to biomes.

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Biomes -- Part II

Students use the internet to gather information on the biomes of the world. They identify the climate and unique characteristics of each biome along with any threat to them. They create their own campaign to preserve wildlife.

Biomes of the World (and Canada)

Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. In this biome identification instructional activity, 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.

Where Creatures Live

Students explore the Earth's biomes and the creatures that live in them. In this animal environments lesson plan, students explore some of the Earth's biomes and relate the characteristics of the biomes to the types of plants and animals that live there. This lesson plan includes video clips and web activities.

Why Does the Cocoa Tree Need a Tropical Rainforest to Grow?

Fourth graders explore the requirements a cocoa plant needs to survive. They research where chocolate comes from and how humans can affect the growth of cocoa trees. Students create a 3-D model of a cocoa tree and compare and contrast cocoa trees with trees grown locally.

Ecuadorian Rainforest

Fourth graders brainstorm "chocolate bar" and write a short story from the perspective of the chocolate bar. They write a short biome story that describes the conditions of the rainforest from the cocoa tree's perspective.

Biomes of the World

Students examine biomes of the world. In this science lesson, students examine a specific biome and present the information to the class in a powerpoint presentation.

Praire Biome Models

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.

Take a Tour of a Biome

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.

Take a Tour of a Biome

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.

Biome Discovery Expedition

Students research similarities and differences among biomes online. They simulate job of zoo planners, and depart on expedition to decide which biome the city zoo should construct, as well as which plants and animals to include in it.

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