Science: Biomes

Ms. Easton/Mrs. Steiger

Lesson Objectives

Students will:


  • Identify locations of different biomes on a world map
  • Explain the type of animals and plants that live in different biomes
  • Understand the different parts of biomes

Time

45 minutes


Click on the Science Explanation below to listen to the recording.

Introduction

5 minutes


Answer the following riddle.


Click on the Science Introduction below to listen to the recording.


What Am I?


There are many different ones of me around the world.

I vary in temperature, moisture, light, and many other environmental factors.

There are distinctive habitats for each one of me.

I have a complex community of plants and animals in each one of me.


WHAT AM I? If you guessed biome, you are correct! A biome is a region of the Earth that has a specific environment, like a forest or desert. Each biome has plants and animals that are adapted to the environment.

Instruction

10 minutes


Please watch the following video about biomes around the world.


***PAUSE THE VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES, THIS WILL HELP YOU WITH THE ACTIVITY THAT FOLLOWS.


***LINED PAPER IS PROVIDED IN THE PACKET.

Biomes of the World

Activity

25 minutes


The video showed you some of the biomes of Earth.

For your first activity, you are to pick one biome that you want to learn about. Google the name of the biome that you chose and find a website that tells you about it. Find information about the biome and fill out the information on the BIOME WORKSHEET in your packet. The worksheet you will fill out is shown in Figure 1.


You will choose one biome from the list below:


  • Tundra Biome
  • Grassland Biome
  • Desert Biome
  • Rain Forest Biome
  • Deciduous Forest Biome
  • Boreal Forest (taiga) Biome


Make sure you list what websites you used to find your information.


(Figure 1 shows you the worksheet that you will complete in your research.)

Figure 1

Big image

Assessment

5 minutes


Would you want to live in this biome?

On a sheet of paper, write at least 2-3 sentences telling why you WOULD or WOULD NOT want to live in this biome. Use information that you learned to support your answer. Turn the paper in to Mrs. Steiger by Monday, May 23.




You should now have 2 papers to turn in to Mrs. Steiger.

  • Your BIOME WORKSHEET
  • A paper with 2-3 sentences telling why you would or would not want to live there.

When you have turned in the 2 papers, you are finished with the Science lesson.

Extension

If you want to learn more about biomes, here is a list of websites that will help you in understanding biomes a little more!

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