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Topic: Ecosystems and the Biosphere Part 2
Biomes of the World

81-slide PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student

Ecology is one of the "must-teach" topics for any biology or life science class. What would a good biology class be without a strong unit (or units!) in Ecology? This colorful and visually appealing PowerPoint may be just what you need to spice up your ecology lessons. Our students are the decision makers of tomorrow. It is imperative that we give them the ecological knowledge (global warming, greenhouse effect, habitat destruction) they need so that they can make informed decisions about our future.

There is so much material to teach in a unit on Ecology that it can be overwhelming. I have divided the information into 6 separate units of instruction:
1. Introduction to Ecology
2. Population Ecology
3. Community Ecology
4. Ecosystems and the Biosphere Part 1: Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter
5. Ecosystems and the Biosphere Part 2: Biomes of the World
6. Humans and the Environment

Please Note: This product is just for the fifth topic of instruction: Ecosystems and the Biosphere Part 2: Biomes of the World

If you have never taught a lesson using a Powerpoint presentation, you have to give it a try! My students always prefer this to a traditional lecture. The use of eye-catching photos and diagrams rarely fails to stimulate a lively class discussion.

This PowerPoint is on "Ecosystems and the Biosphere: Biomes of the World". It consists of 81 slides that are colorful, informative and visually stimulating. Pictures and diagrams are included that will greatly enhance your instruction to your students. This product also includes a set of notes for the teacher (8 pages) and a set of notes for the student (12 pages). Graphics, diagrams, clip art, and photographs were chosen to capture the attention of the student as the lesson is being taught.

Topics covered in this lesson are:
1. Biomes: Definition of biome, adaptations of organisms to a biome, tolerance levels of organisms.
2. Overview of the major terrestrial biomes: tundra, taiga, chaparral, temperate deciduous forest, temperate grasslands, deserts, savannas, tropical rain forest, biomes map showing locations.
3. Tundra: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
4. Taiga: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
5. Chaparral: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
6. Temperate Deciduous Forest: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
7. Temperate Grasslands: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
8. Deserts: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
9. Savannas: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
10. Tropical Rain Forests: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals, loads and loads of photos.
11. Aquatic Ecosystems: Why marine ecosystems are so important to life on Earth, how aquatic ecosystems are determined, the abiotic factors of aquatic ecosystems.
12. Ocean Zones: Photic zones, aphotic zones, intertidal zone, neritic zone, oceanic zone, benthic zone, hydrothermal vents, estuaries.
13. Students will label a diagram of the different ocean zones.
14. Upwellings, phytoplankton, zooplankton, productivity levels in each zone, species richness.
15. Freshwater zones: Characteristics of freshwater zones, flowing-water ecosystems, standing-water ecosystems, eutrophic lakes, oligotrophic lakes, wetlands, bogs, marshes, swamps.

This PowerPoint was written with a typical biology I class in mind. It can easily be edited to meet your needs.

Also included is a set of notes to accompany this PowerPoint. It includes a complete set of notes for the teacher, and an outline of the notes for the students. Students will use the outline as the PowerPoint is being presented and will fill in the notes as the lesson is being taught. I always include both the Word document and a pdf of the notes.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for looking.

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Community Ecology PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student

Ecosystems and the Biosphere Part 1: Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student

Humans and the Environment PowerPoint and Notes

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Biomes of the World Review Questions and Answers PowerPoint

Quiz: Biomes of the World

Amy Brown (Science Stuff)
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81 slides, 20 pages of notes
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
3 Days

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