This project promotes writing in science!! Students will compare and contrast the characteristics and features of the world’s biomes. They will embark on a trip around the world and will have the opportunity to visit eight biomes and experience all these different regions have to offer.
The "trip around the world" is the RESEARCH portion of the project. Students will keep a travel log of what they encounter in each biome. They fill out the Biome Trip Around the World: Travel Log for each biome they visit. Students can research the biomes in a variety of ways that can include textbooks, reference books, internet sites, or a video on biomes.
Students will then choose three biomes from their trip and write a postcard home for each. Each postcard should highlight the biome and include details about the experience there. After writing the three postcards, they will create a postage stamp for the area or country that biome is found and will then creatively design side two of the postcard with images representing the biome.
The attached zipped file includes:
Biome Trip Around the World- 1page pdf which includes challenge, learning objective, procedure, and project requirements
Biome Trip Around the World: Travel Log- 2 pages pdf which includes biomes student will visit, a table for notetaking, and elements of each biome to research
Biome Postcard Template- 1 page pdf
Biome Trip Around the World Teacher Notes- 1 page pdf with project preparation, instructions, links to internet sites and videos