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What is a Biome?
A biome is a community of plants and animals inhabiting a large geographical area having a particular climate and soil. The plants and animals making up that biome have special adaptations that allow them to thrive there.
What are the elements of a biome?
The elements of a biome include the water, the soil, the air, the flora, the fauna, and the transfer of energy.
Describe the water cycle.
Water evaporates from the heat of the sun. The water turns into water vapor and rises to form clouds. It, then, condenses and falls back to the earth as rain or snow.
Why is soil important?
Soil is necessary for life on this planet. Plants need the soil for the minerals it provides. The surface of the earth is covered in land which is made of soil and rocks and, also, water.
Where does soil originate?
Soil comes from the weathering of rocks (inorganic material) and the decomposition of living things (organic material). Soil also consists of water, air, and fauna.
What is flora?
The plants of a biome are called the flora.
What is fauna?
The animals of a biome are called the fauna.
Research to find another example for a specific category (i.e. a reptile in the desert) and make additional cards.
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Research to find the natural colors of the animal and color a copy of the illustration included in the teacher's masters for each continent study.
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Make a book of the colored illustrations with a fact sheet or research for each plant or animal.
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Find the appropriate biome and categgory for any animal found in the continent being studied.
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Find and cut out magazine pictures of a particular biome as it is found on the continent.
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Make a life-size drawing of a plant or animal chosen.
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Make a chart to illustrate the layout used.
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Use the cards within a biome of a continent to construct a plausible food chain.
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Research to discover the names and features of specific regions that fall within the category of the biome of the continent (i.e. the Sahara and Kalahari Desert of Africa). More extensive research might involve finding common or comparative species in each region.
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Make a biome map of the continent with a color-coded key.
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Use information gathered about animals in the biome to tell a story about a day in the biome and what happened. Students can take different parts of animals and act out the story. Include relationships of animals to one another - how they would react if they came into contact.
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L 3
Research a country or region of a continent to find all the biomes found within its boundaries and examples of the plant and animal life found there.
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L 3
Discuss the effects of water on plants and animals found in different biomes.
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L3
Discuss the effects of temperature on plants and animals found in different biomes.
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L3
Convert the measurements of the size of a plant or animal from feet and inches to meters and centimeters.
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L3
Arrange animals or plants from the smallest to largest.
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L3
Take the label cards and sort them into those with adjectives in the name and those with only a noun in the name. Sort the labels with adjectives into those capitalized and those not capitalized. Discuss the difference between proper and common nouns.
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L3
Identify animals that are endangered. Choose one and create a publicity campaign to save them.
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L3
Classify the animals according to diet: herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.
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L3
Classify the animals according to activity and sleep patterns: nocturnal or diurnal.
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Create an imaginary animal with characteristics that help the animal adapt to the biome it lives in. Include the name, size, diet, sleeping habits, and means of reproduction. Create drawings and definition and label cards for the imaginary animal. Place it in its proper place on the layout.
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L3
Create charts and graphs to show rainfall and / or average temperature during different seasons of a particular biome.
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L4
Research to find other examples of culture for the group of people presented.
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L4
Find a magazine article on the group of people presented and cut out pictures to illustrate as many of the needs as can be found.
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L4
Find a book or article on another group of people found in the biome of the continent presented.Make cards to illustrate each basic need and describe how it is fulfilled.
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L4
Compare the plant and animal cards of the biome with the people cards. Notice any correlations or interdependence. Research plants or animals that are known to havge a relationship to the lives of a people living in the same area.
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L4
Write a story about a day in the life of a boy or girl in a village or city presented.
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L4
Make a model of the shelter used by the people.
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L6
Compare nomadic cultures to more sedentary ones. How do their ways of fulfilling their needs compare?
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L6
Research a country or region of a continent to find all the biomes found within its boundaries and the cultures of people found there.
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L6
Research to find the ways that modern outside influences are affecting the lives of certain indigenous people. How have they changed and how have they sated the same?
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L6
Organize the different people from the most adapted to their natural environment (most "primitive") to the most dependent on outside resources (most "sophisticated").
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Discuss the effects of water on the life style of different peoples.
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L6
Discuss the effects of temperature on the life style of different peoples.
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L6
Create an imaginary village with a lifestyle that keeps the people in harmony with the biome where it is found. Make cards to illustrate the people, their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and culture.
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