The banner headline of your
town's paper seems impossible. Local soil testing has
discovered a serious problem. The soil of your community is
heavily contaminated with a toxic chemical. The only answer
is that everyone must move.
Canal or Chernobyl all over again," your mom whispers to your
dad. "At Centralia, Pennsylvania the government forced the people to move out of the town," you dad replies.
The government says they will pay to move
everyone just once. You must all agree to go to the same new
biome. The scientists think that a different biome (from the
one you live in now) will be your best chance to survive.
Which biome do you think would be
Step 1 -
Each member of the group identifies what they
biomes. worksheet doc or pdf
Step 2 -
Identify what you need to learn about
biomes. worksheet - doc or pdf
Make a list. here are some examples on other subjects.
Assign the group member who is to find the
be researching information.
Learn how to research elementary | middle school & high school
Step 3 -
1. As a group - Discuss your
findings on individual biomes.
2. Use a decision matrix to sort through your choices. (hint: a spreadsheet makes a handy form)
3. Decide on a new biome and list the reasons for its
Step 4 -
explain your choice and support its selection.
sure to show the pros and cons of the
In your presentation, show your choice as compared to at least 1 other
Take credit and give
introduction sheet - doc. or pdf.
Online Resources: I have collected a
set of valuable sites for researching biomes. I suggest you use them
first. Use them to harness the Internet to fill in the missing facts.
You may also use print resources and video based information. If you use a
resource not listed here, document it in your cited works
(bibliography) at the end of your report. If a link is broken, use your online research skills to find the site/page. Copy the title of the source. Paste it in a web search engine. Search.
Read - Biomes and Ecosystems - http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/ecosystems.html Book online with 3 reading levels
Earth Floor: Biomes - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html
NASA - Mission Biomes - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/
BluePlanet Biomes - http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm
CyberZoo Biome Resources - http://lsb.syr.edu/projects/cyberzoo/biome.html
The World's Biomes - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php
Earth Observatory - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome/
NatureWorks - Habitats http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep5.htm
Introduction to Biomes - https://php.radford.edu/~swoodwar/biomes/
Biomes - http://ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/index1.html
The Digital Desert - http://ddl.nmsu.edu/kids/
Biomes of the World -http://www.mbgnet.net/
Habitats and Ecosystems http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/habitat/habitat.html
World Biomes - http://www.worldbiomes.com/default.htm
Kids Do Eology - http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/
Eduscapes - http://eduscapes.com/nature/index.htm
World Biomes - http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/biomes/index.html
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