What in the World Are Biomes?
What In the World Are Biomes?
Through class discussion start gathering ideas about what elements would be part of a biome: temperature, animals, plants, moisture, and location.
Students will participate by engaging in class discussion offering their insights and ideas, drawing on personal travel experiences and previous knowledge.
2 Direct Instruction
Introduce the names of the major Biomes of the World: Aquatic, Desert, Tundra, Grasslands and Forest.
Create an assignment in Google Classroom giving the general directions needed for the project: research and Google Slides to share information. Create a template with questions that will guide them through their basic research. Remember to share the Google Document through the classroom assignment, make sure to choose the option to give a copy to each student so they will have a document to save their work. Assign each pair of students their Biome, reminding the students what is means to be a collaborative partner, how to be a positive member of a team. Teacher will provide links for students to use for their research.
The World's Biomes
World Biomes �
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Students will participate in class discussion and collaborative research by offering their ideas and listening to others. Students will access their assignment through Google Classroom and work with their partner to gather information using the links provided by the teacher.
3 Guided Practice
Teacher will model for the students how partners can share a Google slide enabling both partners to work together. Teacher will model what constitutes a well designed slide, starting with blank slides. Teacher will explain the purpose of the slide is to share information, using pictures, short phrases or single words. Teacher will explain that the slide will be used to support the students during their oral presentation of their research. Teacher will review how to use the tools connected to Google Slides with the whole group or with partnerships as needed.
Students will create a shared Google Slide project with their partner to share the information they have discovered about their Biome through words and pictures.
4 Independent Practice
Teacher will circulate and provide individual assistance as needed.
Each partnership will complete a Google Slide presentation about their assigned Biome that will be presented in class and shared with the school.
5 Wrap Up
Teacher will share completed projects through school website or on teacher pages by saving finished projects as PDF.
Partners will share their completed projects with their classmates through oral presentation. Then will then share it with other classes and their families to teach them the Biomes of the World.