Monday, March 9, 2015

Biomes Research Project

Earth Day is not too far away. About this time of year, I like to have my students study the different Biomes on earth. They learn vocabulary like ecosystem, biome, and landform. . They also read, research, and record notes on their particular biome. I try to get as many special research books as I can from the media center to supplement what I have in the classroom library. The library also has films about some of the biomes. There is always the possibility of finding some really good slide shows, virtual tours, power point presentations, and information on the Internet.

Kids love doing this kind of project. It is related to reading, research, social studies, science, geography, and they will have a product they are proud to share when finished. 

I am posting today my Biome Research Project. The biomes include: Arctic Tundra; Beach; Cactus Desert; Cave; Coniferous Forest; Deciduous Forest; Freshwater; Grasslands; Mountains; Prairies; Rain Forest; Saltwater; Sandy Desert; and Savanna.

Students select or assigned a particular biome. Each student gets a note sheet to use for research. They will also get a booklet made specifically for their biome. They research to find out where it is located, what cities might be close, what landforms might be around the biome, what businesses are located in the area, what animal life lives there, what plant life grows there, what is the climate like, and a place for special facts. There is a cover sheet, a resource or bibliography sheet, and a page for their own illustration.

You will find two pages with ideas included as well. I also have included fact cards that would make a great display. You can either staple the booklet, use yarn or ribbon to bind, or one of the binding machines. Teachers have a variety of areas for assessments they might choose to use. 
Have fun with research!!  Susan J

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