Tour The Biomes of the World
here to return to the Web version
To learn about and explore the world
biomes, looking at Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, ect.
To produce a tour guide
(booklet) of different biomes of the world. Each group in the class will
provide one section (one biome) in the Tour Guide.
For Each Biome:
- Where is this biome
(e.g. the Gobi Desert is in Mongolia and China).
- How do I get there.
If your biome is the first in the Tour Guide, tell me how to get there from
San Francisco. For the other Biomes, tell me how to get there from the previous
biome that we looked at. Provide the cost of travel.
- Provide a descriptive
essay describing the biomeís major features (e.g. dominate animals and plants,
and habitats). This must be no shorter than three pages, typed, double space,
11 point font, Roman Times.
- Provide drawings of
at least the three key animals and plants that define the biome. You must
have at least three drawings of plants, and three drawings of animals. You
can use Internet pictures of a map of the area, and the biome on whole.
But you can not use Internet pictures of plants or animals.
- Accompanying each
drawing will be a short description of the animal or plant. The description
will include the animalís or plantís name, its place in the food web, such
as its trophic level (e.g.: Trophic level 1 for plants). The description
will also include information about its habitat.
- Groups will be composed
of two to three students. No one will work alone on this project.
- One student will be
primarily responsible for the written part of this project. That studentís
individual grade will come from here.
- One student will be
primarily responsible for the drawings and the descriptions of the drawings
for this project.
- One student, if there
is a third, will be responsible for research and the overall format for
this section of the Tour Guide. This student must assist the other group
members to find information daily on the Biome. This student will also decide
in which order the pictures will go, and where to place the pictures and
their descriptions with the written part of the biome. This student will
also communicate with the other groups to decide the order of the biomes.
- The Biome sections
will be grades on overall aesthetics (looks) and accuracy.
- The tour book will
be graded on ease to travel from San Francisco to the first Biome, to travel
from one Biome to another, and to return to San Francisco.
- The Tour book will
also be graded on overall aesthetics.