This project is easy to manage from the teacher end and all grading is done in class, nothing to take home to grade! :)
(Optional: Biome Exam and Answer Key included)
Student teams design a "5 minute" sales pitch through a video or PowerPoint presentation. When all student teams have presented, students bid on the trip of their choice with a silent auction.
Students are very motivated by the concept of integrating the "sales" and "silent auction" into the project. They work in small teams of 2-3 to research their assigned biome and then compete with other teams to "sell" a trip to that destination.
Here is the YouTube link to a brief overview of how the lesson works:
Video Summary (less than 2 minutes)