Presentation on theme: "A Look at Biomes Created by Mr. Jenkins. Table of Contents Slide 3: Welcome Page!Welcome Page! Slide 4: Task 1Task 1 Slide 7: Task 2Task 2 Slide 10: Extra."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome! Today you are going to take a look at the different biomes of the world. You are going to complete 3 different tasks in learning about biomes. There is controversy over how many biomes there really are, however, our class will be looking at the main six; Freshwater, Marine, Desert, Forest, Grassland, and Tundra.
Task 1: Learning about the biomes Click on each of the 6 biomes and answer the questions on the following page. FreshwaterMarineDesert ForestGrasslands Tundra
Biome Questions Open a document in your Google docs. Answer these questions for 3 biomes. –Question 1: Where is the biome geographically located? (Relative to the poles or the equator) –Question 2: What is the biome’s temperature range? –Question 3: What is the biome’s vegetation? (Natural and Cultivated) –Question 4: What organisms live in this biome? (Name at least 5) –Question 5: List a few characteristics that make this biome different from the other biomes.
Biome Questions cont… Once you have finished the five questions for 3 biomes move onto task number 2!
Task 2: Name that Biome On the Google doc that you have created title the next page TASK 2. Number 1 through 10 down the side. Use what you’ve learned to go through these 10 pictures and label them with the appropriate biome. Choose from the six biomes in task 1. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Answers to Task 2 Once you have finished task 2 get a blank piece of paper. You will turn this in at the end of this activity. You are now finished with task 2; move forward to task 3.
A more in depth look… Now that you have a general back ground of biomes let’s take a more in depth look. The six main biomes are actually broken down even further. Click on the world map below and explore the other biomes of the world.
The Wild Classroom The site is for you own benefit. Explore, ask, and answer your own questions about these sub biomes. An example question might be, “What is the difference between alpine tundra and arctic tundra?” Then move on to task 3 which is your final task!
Task 3: Build a Biome The last task is to create your own Biome. Your going to do this on a piece of poster board or a piece of construction paper. Use markers, colored pencils, graphics, ect, to make your biome; Be creative! This is suppose to be a fun and creative activity so go wild! The rubric for Build a Biome is on the following page.
Build a Biome Rubric 5 points4 points3 points2 points1 point Name and location of your biome Student has clearly labeled biome and specifically described location. Student has both name of biome and location but not specific enough. Student labeled both biome and location and did not describe. Student labeled location or biome and was not specific. Student did not include biome name or location. Average annual temperature and rainfall in your biome Student has labeled temp, rainfall averages, in detail. Student has labeled both temp and rainfall average but with out detail. Student labeled one or the other and somewhat described. Student labeled either temperature or rainfall. Student did not label temperature or rainfall. Animals in your Biome At least 5 animals in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. At least 4 animals in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. At least 3 animals in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. At least 2 animals in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. No animals; or animals not labeled or described Plants in your Biome At least 5 plants in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. At least 4 plants in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. At least 3 plants in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. At least 2 plants in biome; drawn, labeled, and described. No plants; or plants not labeled or described. Neatness and Creativity of Biome Student went above and beyond, time and effort was spent. Very neat and creative. Neat and creative. Student did a good job. Fairly neat and creative. Student should have done more. Was not very neat and creative. Biome was put together without much time and effort Did not spend much time and effort.
You’re Finished! Congratulations you are finished with task 3! Make sure you have completed and put your name on task 1, 2, and 3. Share task 1 and 2 with me. Then turn in task 3 to the appropriate folder.
Standards The standard used in this lesson can be found at McRel website: http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Subject Topics.asp?SubjectID=2 http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Subject Topics.asp?SubjectID=2 Standard 13-4 and 13-6 are used.
Teacher Page This internet based lesson plan is based on the science unit of the world’s biomes. There are three tasks in this lesson and the are thoroughly explained throughout the power point. There are also 5 points extra credit that are available. The rest of the materials for this lesson are posted on the following page.
Materials Computer for each student Printer Poster board or construction paper Markers, colored pencils, ect… Glue