This is a project that I have my Biology students do to tie together that what we do to the environment has a ripple effect in the food webs surrounding an area. It allows students to apply concepts taught in class about basic ecology vocabulary, research a particular biome and predict what would happen to that biome and the biotic factors living there should a human caused impact happen there.
I love this project because it ties a large chunk of the ecology unit together. It also allows the students to predict and discover what would happen to an ecosystem should humans impact it negatively. Since there are over 30 different biomes and human impacts included no student should have the same project.