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PBL: Space Dome Project . Webquest Review . Webquest Review . 1. What is the Biosphere? 2. What is a Biome? 3. What is an ecosystem? How does it relate to Biomes? 4. How many Biomes exist on Earth? 5. What Biome do you live in? 6. Which Biome interests you the most? Why?

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Pbl space dome project

PBL: Space Dome Project

Webquest Review


Webquest review

Webquest Review

  • 1. What is the Biosphere?

  • 2. What is a Biome?

  • 3. What is an ecosystem? How does it relate to Biomes?

  • 4. How many Biomes exist on Earth?

  • 5. What Biome do you live in?

  • 6. Which Biome interests you the most? Why?

  • 7. Research Biosphere 2. Write a paragraph describing the Biosphere 2 project.

  • 8. How is the Biosphere 2 project similar to the space dome you will develop?


1 what is the biosphere

1. What is the Biosphere?

  • The Biosphere is Earth

  • 3 parts: land, water, air


2 what is a biome a biome

is a very specialized ecosystem that only exists in a certain area or climate.

They are identified by factors like temperature, rainfall, soil type and altitude.

The organisms are adapted to its specific climate (temperature and precipitation)

2. What is a Biome? A Biome ……


Pbl space dome project

4. How many Biomes exist on Earth?5. What Biome do you live in?6. Which Biome interests you the most? Why?


7 research biosphere 2 write a paragraph describing the biosphere 2 project

7. Research Biosphere 2. Write a paragraph describing the Biosphere 2 project.

  • Biosphere II – History:

  • Science research facility owned by the University of Arizona

  • 3.14-acre (3 football fields)

  • Constructed between 1987 and 1991

  • cost $200 million from 1985 to 2007

  • Contained the following biomes: Rainforest, Ocean, Coral Reef, Wetands, Savannah, Desert

  • 8 members


Biosphere problems

Biosphere Problems…

  • “The project was wracked by scandals and problems, including a failure in atmosphere balance that ended when oxygen was secretly piped in, but also miscalculations in the populations of ants, fish, roaches, and morning glories that would explode and throw the system out of balance. Toss in the secret breaking of the seal to allow a member to leave and return (bringing supplies), and severe social conflict that actually resulted in the second mission ending when angry former members broke the seal from the outside, and the entire project was eventually deemed a "failure".” – Wikepedia


8 how is the biosphere 2 project similar to the space dome you will develop

8. How is the Biosphere 2 project similar to the space dome you will develop?


Videoclips

Videoclips

  • Biome Introduction

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFEV-hiP2gQ&feature=related

  • Ecosystems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_RBHfjZsUQ&feature=relmfu

  • TOUR with music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gretq4UUf1o&feature=fvwrel

  • Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2 http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_poynter_life_in_biosphere_2.html


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