Name ________________________ Period ____ Date ________ Biome Project Choice Board Project Due Date: __22 November 2019____ We have completed our study of ecology. Now that we have reviewed the basic information of each biome, it is time to dig a little deeper. You will be doing research on a specific biome (assigned to you by your teacher) and will be presenting your findings to the class. You may choose how you are going to present your research, but in every project, there will be a mini component and a presentation component: Mini Component (25 points) - Select one (1) product to complete: Forest Ranger Tour Guide Write a detailed tour guide speech about your biome. Include special characteristics about the biome, unique facts, and types of plants and animals found there. Make a Postcard that includes a picture of the biome of your choice and a letter from you on the back describing what the biome is like as if you were on vacation there and writing home to tell all about it. Pick an Animal and research the temperature, plant life, amount of precipitation, world location, adaptations, and other animal life to determine exactly what type of characteristics your animal needs to survive. Sketch a picture of this animal and write a paragraph underneath it. Pick a Plant and research the temperature, animal life, amount of precipitation, world location, adaptations, and other plant life to determine exactly what type of characteristics your plant needs to survive. Sketch a picture of this plant and write a paragraph underneath it. Write a Story about a time you visited your biome and describe what animals, plants, weather, and other things you encountered their (at least 1 paragraph). Elevator Speech Write a persuasive paragraph that could convince someone to come and visit your biome. Include interesting and unique characteristics as well as the defining features of your biome. Presentation Component (100 points) 1. Identify the location of your biome (Ex: Midwest US, Northern Africa) 2. Establish the type of climate found in the biome and what factors determine the climatic condition (Ex: near the equator, latitude, prevailing winds.) o Description of average rainfall and average temperature, seasonal changes, special weather events 3. Identify common landforms (a natural feature of the land surface such as mountains, cliffs, islands, coasts, swamps, volcanoes, rivers, lakes, etc.) 4. Characteristics for the chosen marine(water) biomes; location, levels, salt water or fresh water, geographical features. 5. Identify the main types of plants found in the biome and some adaptations of the plants (Ex: evergreen, waxy needles). 6. Identify the different types of animals found in the biome and some adaptations of the animals (Ex. Large ears on the desert hare) 7. Must include at least ten (10) organisms with proper identification (herbivore, carnivore, producer, consumer, etc.) 8. Must include at least one (1) food web with three (3) distinct food chains 9. Must include a list of at least three (3) abiotic and three (3) biotic factors 10. Must include at least one of the biogeochemical cycles (water, carbon, nitrogen, etc.) 11. Identify relationships present between organisms within the biome. (predatory, competition, symbiosis, etc.) 12. Make a list of at least five (5) natural resources from your biome (renewable or nonrenewable) 13. Include limiting factors found in your biome (density dependent and independent) and how these affect carrying capacity of organisms within your biome. 14. Identify example(s) of how humans have impacted the biome (Ex: oil pipeline through the Alaskan tundra) 15. Describe ecological/environmental concerns and/or conservation efforts in your biome. 16. Explain the impacts of natural hazards on habitats (e.g., global warming, floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc). 17. Propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific human, animal, or habitat need. 18. Make a prediction about your biome’s future development or biodiversity 19. Conclude with ten (10) interesting facts about your biome. Select the final product from the nine choices on the reverse side of this sheet. Create a tri-fold travel brochure for your biome! You are a travel agent and want people to visit your biome. Your brochure should make people want to vacation in your biome. Design a board game for your biome! Compose a children’s book for your biome! Layout the front page of a major newspaper found in your biome! You are an animal telling a story about life in your biome. You are the editor of a Your book will include major newspaper. The front illustrations and should be page of your newspaper enjoyed by 1-3 graders! should include full articles and descriptions of articles found inside! Build a Web Quest Construct a”shortcut” poster powerpoint for your biome! for your biome! You work for Toys Incorporated and want to make a new board game. Your game should be interactive and should include game pieces, choice cards, etc. You will need to include typed directions. Create a scrapbook for your biome! You own a museum and want to create a multimedia presentation for your guests. Your powerpoint should be interactive and should include pictures and sound. Fill a travel suitcase with your biome! You are a student doing a project in science. Your poster should include various presentation aspectscomics, crosswords, maps, magazine articles, etc. You are creating a book of memories which holds everything important about your biome. Your scrapbook should be attractive and thoughtfully designed. You are preparing for a trip and filling a suitcase with all relevant pieces and facts for your biome. Some of these are items that you need to know before traveling and some you will discover on your travels. This must somehow incorporate all the required components and relate to your biome in some way. Create a Product of your own choice. You must have your Product approved by Ms. Hammonds. You will have THREE days to work on this project in the computer lab. In total you will have at least FOUR class days to work on this project. BONUS OPPORTUNITIES (choose 1): Optional (Group Project) Biome Jingle (Due: Monday 2/12/19) Biome Commercial (Due: Monday 2/12/19) Work in a group of no more than 4 students on an advertising presentation listed above. Be sure to work together to creatively include everything listed in the rubric on the back of this page. Optional (Individual Project) (Due: Monday 2/12/19) □ Create an imaginary biome and give it a name. Include information about its location, temperature, precipitation, animals, plants, soil, etc. The plants and animals can be imaginary (made up) also – if their adaptations match the imaginary biome you created. □ Design a new animal species to live in one of the biomes that already exist. Sketch a picture of it and write about it’s physical and behavioral adaptations that help it to survive in its biome. □ Design a new plant species to live in one of the biomes that already exist. Sketch a picture of it and write about its physical and behavioral adaptations that help it to survive in its biome.