This is a 350 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), challenge questions with answers, built-in review opportunities, a 1-20 Visual biome quiz with answers, research links, skit activity with research sheet, games, and more.
Also included is an optional 150 slide PowerPoint and worksheet about the importance of biodiversity and determining relative abundance.
This PowerPoint begins with a description of a biome and a reference that the type of biome is determined by rainfall and temperature. A series of slides show biomes around the Earth and general geographic trends according to latitude. A really well done biome pyramid unfolds step by step accompanied by a picture that shows how the amount of rainfall and relative temperature create various biomes. (Example - high temp and high rainfall = Tropical Rainforest) Reference to how altitude (temp and rainfall) can also change the types of vegetation present. A step by step process shows the different vegetative zones that one would encounter climbing a large mountain from its base to the summit. More global trends are described and the students contribute to the learning again in a series of challenge questions. The marine biome is discussed as it makes up most of the Earth. Students then sketch a 8 x 5 grid of boxes in their notebook and conduct research on different biomes recording rainfall, temperature, types of plants, types of animals. Another educational activity follows where the class is broken up into table groups. Each group gets to choose from a scenario presented in the PowerPoint. The scenarios are traveling across the grassland on a wagon during the pioneer days, trying to survive while being lost in the desert, dog sledding across the Artic Tundra, group discovers Big Foot while hiking in the boreal forest, group on safari in East Africa traveling through the savanna, the final skit is looking for Inca artifacts in the tropical rainforest. A 1-20 visual PowerPoint quiz is then provided to conclude the PowerPoint. Students see a picture a biome and need to record the correct name of that biome. The exciting part is that each picture is a scene from a popular movie. The answers are provided after the quiz. The question is previewed before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students. A hidden box game is the final challenge in this PowerPoint where boxes that are covering up a picture are removed slowly. The students take turns guessing the picture beneath. This is a really fun and educational PowerPoint about Biomes. The quiz at the end is worth every cent. The skit activity is one my favorites all year. Please see my entire Weather and Climate Unit described below, as well as my ecology listings on TpT.
Entire Weather and Climate Unit (2,500 Slides, HW, Notes, Much More)
Weather and Climate Unit Samples, HW, Notes, and More, FREE
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Lesson, HW, Notes, More (187 Slides)
Air Quality, Air Pollution, Ozone, Skin Cancer, (200 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Air Pressure, Wind, Fronts, (240 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Air Quality, Pollution, Air Pressure, Review Game, FREE
Severe Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Blizzard and More. (200 Slides, HW, Notes, FREE)
Global Winds, Winds, Wind Chill (220 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Meteorology, Weather Tools, Build Weather Tools and More Lesson (100 Slides)
Weather Tools, Wind, Light, Meteorology, Review Game, FREE
Weather and Climate Unit Crossword and Solution, FREE
Clouds, Types of Clouds, Water Cycle, (400 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Climate Change, Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect (400 Slides, HW, Notes and More)
Biomes, Types of Biomes, Class Skit Project, (350 Slides, HW, Notes, and Much More)
Entire 4 year science curriculum, 20 full units, (35,000 Slides, HW, Notes and Much More)
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Weather and Climate Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 1600+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 14 page bundled homework / assessment, 5 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 19 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 26 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. This Unit is a digital download, but requires that you email me at email@example.com after checkout so I can send it to you through another company because it is too large for the TpT uploader. I use another company called PayLoadz.com which can send large files. TpT only sends me your user name on a digital download good so you will need to contact me with your email address so I can send it to you digitally. The cost of this larger unit is $9.99 The unit takes between 40-60 minutes to download once I have sent it to you but this unit is well worth the wait. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus within The Weather and Climate Unit: What is weather?, Climate, Importance of the Atmosphere, Components of the Atmosphere, Layers of the Atmosphere, Air Quality and Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone Layer, Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer, Air Pressure, Barometer, Air Pressure and Wind, Fronts, Wind, Global Wind, Coriolis Force, Jet Stream, Sea Breeze / Land Breeze, Mountain Winds, Mountain Rain Shadow, Wind Chill, Flight, Dangerous Weather Systems, Light, Albedo, Temperature, Thermometers, Seasons, Humidity / Condensation / Evaporation, Dew Points, Clouds, Types of Clouds, Meteorology, Weather Tools, Isotherms, Ocean Currents, Enhanced Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, The Effects of Global Warming, Biomes, Types of Biomes. Difficulty Rating 8/10.
I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a hard good on TpT and this is mailed on an 8GB USB drive ($20 Value) free shipping. This includes all 20 units (35,000+ slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 300+ pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325+ pages of answer keys, 300+ pages of unit notes, 40+ PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license. This is everything you need to run an incredible four year science curriculum on one USB drive. $99.00
If you have any questions or would like to sample a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this PowerPoint.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed