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WORLD BIOMES. By Aimee Greenspan. World Biomes. Background : All of the livable space on the Earth makes up the biosphere. A biome is defines as large geographic areas that have similar climates and climax communities . . World Biomes.

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WORLD BIOMES

By Aimee Greenspan

Aimee Greenspan


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World Biomes

  • Background: All of the livable space on the Earth makes up the biosphere.

  • A biomeis defines as large geographic areas that have similar climates and climax communities.

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World Biomes

  • The organisms (both plant and animal) that survive within a biome are uniquely adapted to that particular biome.

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World Biomes

  • Goal:

  • Students will work in groups to research and present information on one of the world’s major biomes.

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World Biomes

  • Objectives:

  • Each group will use research and reading skills to find out about one of the world’s biomes

  • Each group will orally present their biome to the class in PowerPoint.

  • Each student will become familiar with the names and basic characteristics of the different biomes and the populations they contain.

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World Biomes

  • Researching the Biomes

  • Eight Groups representing major Biomes-

    • Tundra- Megan & Megan

    • Coniferous Forest- Kelsey & Becky

    • Deciduous Forest- Matt & Alissa

    • Desert- Lauren, Erin, & Richie

    • Tropical Rain Forest- Andy & Kevin

    • Grassland- Danielle & Gianna

    • Tropical Savannah- Dan & Becky

    • Temperate Ocean- Ethan & Ethan

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World Biomes

Become an Expert! (Requirements)

  • Major abiotic factorsthat affect life in this habitat

    -rainfall, temperature ranges, amount of light, climate, pollutants

    - example: climographs

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World Biomes

  • Major biotic factorsthat affect life in this habitat

    -plant and animal populations that are common in this biome

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World Biomes

  • Competition and Adaptation

  • Explain how organisms are specifically adapted to this habitat. (ex. Koala hands adapt)

  • Include plants and animals

    - Describe how organisms within the same species and different species compete for resources

Resource level starts high, ends low

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World Biomes

  • Human Influence- Explain how the human factor affects the biome. For example, logging, development, pollution.

  • Conservation Projects

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World Biomes

PowerPoint Requirements:

  • 12 slide minimum (including title and references)

  • Create a worksheet for your classmates to answer during your presentation

  • Each slide must have a minimum of one graphic but no more than three per slide.

  • Animation and/or sound effects also need to be included

  • Make sure you use proper PowerPoint design principles when compiling information (font size, alignment, proximity)

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World Biomes

Helpful Links:

  • The Major Biomes of the World

  • Biomes of the World

  • Introduction to Biomes

  • Living things: Habitats & Ecosystems

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World Biomes Assessment

  • Group Peer Evaluation (10 points)

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World Biomes Assessment

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References

  • http://www.worldbiomes.com/

  • http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/weltzin/GenEcol03/Lecture/lc_10-9-03_competition.ppt#304,28,Slide 28

  • http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/diprotodontia/koala.htm

  • http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Log_driving_in_Vancouver.jpg

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