This lesson is chock-full of higher order thinking about biomes (also known as ecosystems). Students will use various resources (textbooks, library books, even the internet if needed) to research various biomes. They will then take two biomes and compare and contrast them using a Venn diagram and complete sentences. This is a lesson made for working in small groups, so I've included a group and self assessment.
I left the biome labels blank so they could be filled in based on your curriculum and locality. When I introduced this lesson in my class, I had a flipchart that I made for my ActivBoard with local biomes the students would recognize.
Compare and Contrast Biomes by Laura Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License