This is a set of 78 enrichment, reinforcement and review task cards for your lessons on ecosystems, biomes, and aquatic ecosystems. Students will identify the major biomes and their characteristics, and will answer questions about the plant and animal life in each biome. Students will use their critical thinking skills to answer questions about the importance of terrestrial biomes and aquatic ecosystems. Students will use large, full-color diagrams that include a world biome map, pictures of each biome, and a diagram of the different ocean zones. Key vocabulary words are thoroughly covered.
Suitable for life science and biology students in grades 8 -12.
PLEASE NOTE: This Task Card Set is included in my money-saving "Terrestrial Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems" Bundle. Click this link to view the bundle.
Task cards are a fantastic way to enrich or reinforce lessons, review difficult concepts, or provide extra practice for the struggling student. The student reads each card, performs the task, and records his/her answer on the included student answer sheet.
From the moment of purchase, you will be ready to use your task cards in just a few minutes. Simply print the sheets of task cards on card stock paper, laminate, and cut the cards apart. The cards look best when printed in color, but they can easily be printed in black and white.
This set of 78 task cards on terrestrial biomes and aquatic ecosystems covers the following concepts and topics:
• Biomes: Definition of biome, adaptations of organisms to a biome, tolerance levels of organisms.
• Major terrestrial biomes: tundra, taiga, chaparral, temperate deciduous forest, temperate grasslands, deserts, savannas, tropical rain forest, world biome map showing locations.
• Tundra: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Taiga: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Chaparral: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Temperate Deciduous Forest: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Temperate Grasslands: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Deserts: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Savannas: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Tropical Rain Forests: Definition, location, major characteristics, common plants, common animals.
• Aquatic Ecosystems: The importance of marine ecosystems to life on Earth, how aquatic ecosystems are determined, the abiotic factors of aquatic ecosystems.
• Ocean Zones: Photic zones, aphotic zones, intertidal zone, neritic zone, oceanic zone, benthic zone, hydrothermal vents, estuaries.
• Students will label a diagram of the different ocean zones.
• Upwellings, phytoplankton, zooplankton, productivity levels in each zone, species richness.
• Freshwater zones: Characteristics of freshwater zones, flowing-water ecosystems, standing-water ecosystems, eutrophic lakes, oligotrophic lakes, wetlands, bogs, marshes, swamps.
What is included in this product?
• A set of 78 editable
• 4 Full-Color Diagrams: World map of biomes, pictures of each biome, and map of ocean zones.
• A student answer sheet for recording answers. (4-pages)
• Blank task cards so that you can add additional questions.
• A complete teacher answer key. (11-pages)
• Teacher Guide containing tips, tricks, and suggestions for use. (4-pages)
• Review PowerPoint of 98 slides.
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