Activity for biomes HELP

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  1. scooter503

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    I have found a great website for my students (5th and 6th graders) to use that has lots of good information on the different biomes, animals found there, etc. I'm trying to think of a creative way for them to use/present the info they find. I have thought of doing a flip book...one page per biome. I was wondering if anyone else has any good suggestions? :help:
     
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    Last year, we made trading cards as a supplement activity to biomes. They were assigned an animal specific to a certain biome. They had to research it and give information about the adaptions the animal has for survival int that biome. When they were finished, they printed off enough trading cards for the class (there were like 6 or 8 on one page). They then had to do a one-on-one and teach them about their animal and biome (think speed dating style!)
     
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    Those are great I always let them choose: they will give you ideas themselves. For example songs, cheers, powerpoints, posters, art, etc.
     
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    I think I might do something like this! It sounds like great fun. Instead of just one animal, maybe I'll asign each pair of students a different biome. Then together they could make trading cards about the different aspects of the biome (locations, climate, animal life, plant life, etc.) I'll give each person specific things to research and share with the partner. I bet they would love this.
     
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    I love the trading card idea! So what IS the website?
     
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    That site is AWESOME. Thanks so much!
     
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    I did a Biome Pop-Up Book with my 6th graders in the past.
     
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    Ohhh, I just used the first website to have my kids create their own poster presentation over ecosystems! Great info. They had to find the climate, landforms, plants, and animals for each (herbivore, omnivore, carnivore groups for animals) They worked in groups to create their posters. They turned out great! Lots of info from the website.
    Not sure if you do food chains?, but we do a mini flip up chain. They fold construction paper hotdog style and draw a five organism chain on the front, cutting between organisms, then under they write a sentence..."The grass is a producer and gives the rabbit food." "The rabbit is a consumer and gets it's energy from the grass." I make them label the front w/ producer, consumer, herb., omni., carn. Easy fun assignment.
     
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    When I was in 6th grade, we had to create a biome in pairs. Each pair had to make a plan and carry it out. My friend and I created "the destruction of a rainforest," and I can honestly say that it was my favorite project I ever did in school because there was a lot of freedom to choose how we wanted to represent the biome.
     

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