Biomes in Action

This Biomes in Action unit also includes:

A STEM project-based learning lesson, number four in a series of 10, focuses on human impacts to biomes around the world. Groups work together as environmentalists to research a specific biome, investigating human impacts on it. From there, they formulate a solution to human encroachment and present their findings to the class as a multimedia presentation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups also research positive impacts humans have had on ecosystems and present those as well
Classroom Considerations

  • There is a certain amount of freedom in PBLs; be sure to share the unit rubric so groups can see what they are responsible for learning/presenting
  • Assumes groups have an understanding of food webs, symbiotic relationships, energy flow, and feeding levels of organisms within an ecosystem
Pros

  • Lesson provides an assessment timeline, which shows numerous ways to assess learning
  • Technology is extensively used throughout the project which engages learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS