S.S.B1.2.1 The student uses maps, globes, charts, graphs, and
other geographic tools including map keys and symbols to gather and
interpret data to draw conclusions about physical patterns.
S.S.B.2.2.2 student understands how physical environment
supports and constraints human activities.
SC.G.1.student understands the competitive, interdependent,
cyclic nature of living things in the environment.
SC.G.2. student understands the need for protection of the
natural systems on Earth.
SC.E.1.2.1. knows that the tilt of the earth on its own
axis as it rotates and revolves around the sun causes
changes in season, length of day, and energy available.
Productive Tools: Student uses productivity tools to
collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models,
prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
|LA.A. 2.2.1 reads
text and determines main idea or essential message,
identifies relevant supporting details and facts.
What is a
A biome is a
large area with similar plants, animals, and microorganisms. The
tropical rainforests is an example of a world biome; they are
located around the Equator. In the artic regions there are other
kind of biomes like tundra and the coniferous forests. Each of these
biomes contain communities of plants and animals that are adapted to
the different conditions of water, heat, and soil. For instance,
polar bears thrive in the arctic while cactus plants have a thick
skin to help preserve water in the hot desert.
What is an
An ecosystem is much smaller than a biome. You can think of a biome
as many similar ecosystems grouped together. An ecosystem can
be as large as the Amazon rainforest, or the Sahara Desert. Or, it
can be as small as a puddle or your own house garden here in
lively interactions between plants, animals, and microorganisms in
their environment working together as a system or functional unit.
Ecosystems will collapse if they loose their balance. For instance,
a community cannot sustain or accommodate its community of animals
if its food supply, water, or shelter is not adequate. Food and land
are often balanced by natural phenomena such as fire, weather,
disease, and the number of predators. Each organism has its own
niche, or role, to play.
There are two basic
categories of communities: terrestrial (land) and aquatic (water). These
two basic types of community contain eight smaller units known as biome.
A biome is a large-scale category containing many communities of a
similar nature, whose distribution is largely controlled by climate.
Terrestrial Biomes: tundra, grassland, desert, taiga,
temperate forest, tropical forest.
Aquatic Biomes: marine, freshwater.
Choose one of the world biomes and
make a report. Use the suggested links. Your must include:
What are the characteristics of a tropical
Where in the world are the rainforests?
Color in your world map all the rainforests.
Climatic conditions required to create
a temperate rain forest are
1. mild coastal climate
2. heavy summer fog
3. very generous rainfall
What are the characteristics of a temperate
Where in the world are the temperate rainforests?
Color in your world map all temperate rainforests.
What are the characteristics of grasslands?
Where in the world are the grasslands?
Color in your world map all the grasslands.
What are the characteristics of the taiga?
Where in the world are the taigas?
Color in your world map all the taigas.
What are the characteristics of a desert?
Where in the world are the deserts?
Color in your world map all the deserts.
What are the characteristics of the tundra?
Where in the world are tundra?
Color in your world map all the tundra.