Biomes

Introduction

This is a Webquest designed to introduce students to the different ecosystems of Earth and their characteristics.

Standard:

5.L.4A.1 Analyze and interpret data to summarize the abiotic factors (including quantity of light and water, range of temperature, salinity, and soil composition) of different terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems.

5.L.4A.2 Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare the biotic factors (including individual organisms).

Essential Questions:

E.Q.1. What are the Biomes found on our planet and how do they differ from one another?

E.Q.2. What are some examples of animals in the biomes of Earth and what are their survival skills and characteristics?

Biomes

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Hello students! In this Webquest, you all will become scientific researchers and help our class learn more about the 7 ecosystems found on our planet. You will begin by researching one biome out of the 7 options I have given you. You will then choose an animal in this biome and answer the questions I have for you in the process section. You will then turn this Webquest in for a quiz grade. 

Task

 

To complete this assignment and complete it fully you must:

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  1. Choose A Biome Based off these 7 Choices:
    1. Desert
    2. Tropical Grassland (Savanna)
    3. Temperate Grassland (Prairie or Steppe)
    4. Tundra
    5. Tropical Rain Forrest
    6. Deciduous Forrest
    7. Taiga
  2. Answer the questions I have prepared for you by visiting the corresponding websites.
  3. Choose an animal from your Biome for the rest of the questions.
  4. Answer the questions based off your own research. 
    1. Make sure to include the websites you researched on the same word document as you put your answers to the questions.
    2. Insert a clear photo onto your word document of your animal and check the evaluation to make sure you completed all necessary requirements to do well on this assignment.
Process

BIOME QUESTIONS:

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https://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/world_biomes.php

1. What is an Ecosystem?

 

 

2. What is a Biome?

 

 

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/604/deploy/interface.html

3. Which Biome have you chosen to do your research on out of the 8 listed in this interactive powerpoint?

 

 

4. Name one fact about your biome specifically from the interactive powerpoint.

 

 

http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html

5. Where is your biome located?

 

 

6. What is the weather like in your biome?

 

 

7. Name TWO plants and animals found in your biome.

 

 

8. What are TWO facts from the facts piece about your biome that you think the class would find interesting?

 

 

https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php

9. What are the three things mentioned in this website that are considered severe exploitations of the biomes?

 

 

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/experiments/biome

10. (Click on your biome to find the answer. For people who chose Savanna, click shrublands) What is the temperature like in your biome?

 

 

11. What is the extra fact added into your biome?

 

 

https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/terrestrial-biomes-13236757/

 

12. For your biome, what city/state/country was used to show data?

 

ANIMAL QUESTIONS:

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1. What animal did you choose?

 

2. What is their scientific name?

 

3. Where are they most commonly found?

 

4. What are THREE interesting facts you'd like to share about this animaL?

 

5. What are some of its adaptations or survival skills?

 

6. What does this animal eat?

 

7. Add a picture to your word document of your chosen animal.

 

8. What were the links you used to find this information?

 

 

 

Evaluation

Percentage Break-Down:

Biome Questions = 50%

Animal Questions = 50%

 

 

Conclusion

Thank you so much for answering these questions to the best of your ability and being willing to learn! I can't wait to see what facts and animals you have chosen!

Credits
Teacher Page

Standard:

5.L.4A.1 Analyze and interpret data to summarize the abiotic factors (including quantity of light and water, range of temperature, salinity, and soil composition) of different terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems.

5.L.4A.2 Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare the biotic factors (including individual organisms).