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Biomes

Due The end of  February, 2018

Choose a biome and and area of the world in which that biome is found. You must make a written report that includes the information talked about below on climate, animals and plants. You will also build a poster that show a food web in your biome. 

Climate

  1. Research that explains the seasons of the biome
  2. Write about the temperature and precipitation for the year in your biome.
  3. After your research discus how  weather patterns affect the plants and animals that live there?

5 Animals 

  1. Species and genus of each animal
  2. Physical characteristics: what does this animal look like?  Include size shape, adaptations for survival, coloring,
  3. Habitat
  4. Food Habits: predator/prey combinations
  5. Reproduction :gestation period and how they care for their young
  6. Economic importance for humans both positive and negative. (Why do we need this animal?)
  7. Human impact: How have humans altered or changed this animal’s habits.
  8. Interesting facts
  9. picture that is copied and pasted of each animal

 

5 Plants

  1. Species and genus of each plant
  2. Physical characteristics: what does this plant look like?  Include size, shape, and coloring, flower and leaf diagrams.
  3. Habitat:  Where is this plant located?
  4. Adaptation to the environment
  5. Reproduction: Germination seeding habits, how are other plants made?
  6. Economic importance for humans both positive and negative. (Why do we need this plant?)
  7. Human impact: How have humans altered or changed this plant’s habits.
  8. Interesting facts related to this plant
  9. A picture that is copied and pasted of each plant.

 

Species- is any group of animals that can reproduce themselves.

Ex: all kinds of house cats

Genus-  a grouping of animals with similarly related physical structure.

Ex: tiger and leopard all types of cats wild and domestic

Adaptation: particular body parts and or behavior that allows an animal to survive.

Habitat: where the animal lives

predator- an animal that eats other animals

prey- an animal that gets eaten by other animals

Reproduction: producing more of the same animal.

Gestation: the period of development from conception to birth.

Economic- making money or get money from selling animals, their parts, or by-products.

Species- is any group of plants that can reproduce themselves. 
Ex: all kinds of sunflowers

 Genus-  a grouping of plants with similarly related physical structure.

Ex: sunflower and black-eyed Susan

Adaptation: particular plants parts that allow a plant to survive.

Habitat: where the plant lives

Reproduction: producing more of the same plant.

Germination: is when seed or plant part begins to sprout and grow and new plant

 Economic- making money or get money from selling animals, their parts, or by-products.

Climate: Describe the whether cycle for a full year in your biome. Including precipitation, temperature and the length of each season.

Food Webs: You nee to describe who eats the plants, who eats the plants and animals, which animals eat just other animals, and what decomposers are in your biome.

Websites

Blue Planet Biomes

Biomes 2

Biomes 3

Excellent Biome information on climate. Solid, well defined information on plants and animals.

Reading level 8th grade

Virtual Biomes Zoologist

 

Water habitats, fresh water and Ocean

Oceans

Top site with superior information  on every biome. This site does a good job on of giving basic information on many plants and animals.

Reading level 8th grade

Great website for general information

Biomes and Habitats

Plants at the Biomes page

This site has great facts on biomes. The information on animals is wonderful. Pant information is not linked to its biomes.

Reading level 8th grade

Plants

Tropical Ocean Plants

River Plants

Desert Plants

Eco World

Excellent broad based information about plants but vary difficult to navigate unless you know the type of plant you are looking.

many reading levels

Earth's Floor

 Covers all of the biomes, climate, and ecology
Plants, Trees and ForestsGeneral information on Plants

8th grade reading level

Animal Identification and InformationExcellent detailed information on your animals once you know the proper name for searching the sites informational database.

Reading level 8th grade to 12th grade

Additional Resources
Biome MoviesSmall animated movies that talk about the basics of each biome.
Berkley Biome PageGreat information on biomes but lumps taiga, deciduous forest and rainforest all into one area called Forests.

12th grade reading level

Biomes with environmental concerns

Food webs and various kinds of Cycles

Wonderful general information about biomes. Excellent graphic pictures of various kinds of cycles inside a biome or ecosystem.

12th grade reading level

Great list of hot biome sitesEnormous number of links to additional websites with information about biomes, plants, or animals.

many reading levels

Biomes mapShow geographically where all the major biomes are now located.
Fantastic ForestEnjoyable interactive site for investigation of forest biomes

8th grade reading level

Make Animal DrawingsEach student who makes a drawing and emails it to Mr. Ewick or Mrs. Stone will earn an extra 10 Dollars.
 

 

Monday Question Grading Rubric- Alfred Wegener

Grade

Information

Sources

Conventions

A

Information is complete and presented without errors. Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color.

At least 3 sources are used to document information.  Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question. (books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software)

3 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

B

Information is complete and presented but may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color

At least 2 sources are used to document information.  Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question. (books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software)

5 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

C

Information is mostly complete and presented but may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color

At least 1 source is used to document information. (Books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software) Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question

7 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

D

Information is not complete and may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and NOT in color

At least 1 source is used to document information. (Books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software) Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question

10 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

F

No Paper-  This is not acceptable, you will be asked to stay in at Lunch and after school until the Monday question is complete. 

 

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Russell Ewick Webmaster and Fifth Grade Teacher
 

Http://www.empire.k12.ca.us/glick/roome8/

Stroud Elementary School
400 Frazine Rd. Modesto, Ca. 95357
 (209)-577-3495
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