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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject

Science

Resource Types

  • Activity - Classroom
  • Lesson Plans
  • Worksheets

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Biome Bonanza

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Synopsis
  • In this activity, students will read about the plants and animals that live in terrestrial biomes and complete a color-by-number to discover where the biomes are located on a world map.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The lesson contains a teacher's guide.
  • The student worksheet contains appealing graphics and brief sections of text to help students understand the characteristics of biomes.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have a general understanding of a world map and different climates.
  • If the coloring worksheet is unavailable, consider using the projected map and the definitions in the teacher guide instead.

Differentiation

  • Students can work in small groups to read the information, or the teacher may read each section aloud.
  • The class could work together to color a larger world map, or students could color them individually.
  • The teacher can use the maps as a springboard to discuss the importance of biodiversity and the need to preserve habitats.
Scientist Notes
This resource introduces students to the terrestrial biomes found across the globe and the importance of biodiversity and conservation. The resources are especially thorough for those wishing to learn even more about the different terrestrial and aquatic biomes. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS2: Earth’s Systems
      • 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.3.6 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
      • Geography 1: Students understand the nature and basic ideas of geography by gathering information about their immediate neighborhood and community, including maps, photographs, charts and graphs, and then create visual representations of their findings.
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard A1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
      • D.A1.2.b Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosities.
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