Ecosystems Year 7 Lesson Objectives • To identify where different biomes are located. • To make links between biomes and climate zones. • To implement this new knowledge in a piece of extended writing Settler: Knowledge Retrieval Quiz What can you remember about Maps? Using the Title: Knowledge Quiz, answer the following questions in your book: 1. 2. 3. 4. TIME LIMIT What do we use a compass for?(1 mark) How do we show height on maps? (name 2 ways) (2 marks) What is the map symbol for a picnic site? (1 mark) Give a named example of a city, country and a continent (3 marks) Knowledge Retrieval Quiz: Answers 1. What do we use a compass for? To show direction 2. How do we show height on maps? Spot Heights, Colour Contours or Line Contours 3. What is the map symbol for a picnic site? (Draw on board) 4. Give a named example of a city, country and a continent: Norwich, England, Europe Starter: You have been given 4 photos from around the World. Stick these into your book For each photograph: 1. Describe what the weather is like in this place? 2. What animals would you find here? 3. Challenge: Can you name anywhere in the World where this photo might have been taken? A B C D TIME LIMIT TIME UP! With a partner, decide which of the following sentences match with which photo? (A,B, C or D?) TIME 1. This is a Polar Environment C LIMIT 2. This is a Desert environment B 3. This is a Tropical Rainforest A 4. This is a Deciduous Forest D 5. Temperatures are close to freezing in this place all year round C 6. The climate in this photo is most similar to England. There are 4 seasons. D 7. Camels can live in this climate. There is little water so camels carry water in their humps. B A 8. The weather here is very hot with a lot of rainfall. Write this definition into your book! What Are Ecosystems and Biomes? An ecosystem is a system of plants and animals which are interconnected and working together. Some ecosystems are found under a stone or in a small, whereas others are very large and cover the majority of a continent. An ecosystem covering a large area of a continent is called a biome. Biome Locations Stick your BIOME map into your book. Asia North America Grasslands Add labels of the world’s continents onto your map. (Africa has been done for you) Europe Africa South America Australasia Antarctica (not seen) Knowledge Check GET READY What is the biome in North Africa? Desert Knowledge Check GET READY Name a biome in India Rainforest Knowledge Check GET READY What is the biome in central Australia? Desert Knowledge Check GET READY What is the biome in the UK? Deciduous forest Biome Locations You will now be given descriptions of each of the different Biomes. You must now “match up” the correct description to Grasslands the correct Biome. Work with a friend, but do not stick into your book until we have gone through the answers together! TIME LIMIT Africa Polar Biome C Which letter is describing a polar Biome? Which letter is describing a Tundra Biome? Tundra Biome A Which letter is describing a Desert Biome? Desert Biome D Which letter is describing a Tropical Rainforest Biome? Tropical Rainforest Biome E Which letter is describing a Savanna/Grassland Biome? Savanna/Grassland Biome B Which letter is describing a Coniferous woodland Biome? Coniferous woodland Biome F Which letter is describing a Deciduous woodland Biome? Deciduous woodland Biome H Which letter is describing a Mountain Biome? Mountain Biome G Which letter is describing a Mediterranean Biome? Mediterranean Biome I Were you correct? Tundra Grassland Polar Grasslands Desert Rainforest Mountain Ranges Deciduous woodland Coniferous woodland Mediterranean Task: Report It! Imagine you are on holiday anywhere in the world! Write a postcard or letter describing the climate and the landscape where you are! - You should include a description of the type of weather you are experiencing. - You need to include a drawn picture of what it looks like where you are! - You should describe the types of plants and animals you can see there. (You have 15 minutes to complete this) Tip: If you have chosen a cold location, could you ski here? What else could you do in the snow? If you have chosen a hot location, would you sunbathe or would It be too hot? Could you ride camels? TIME LIMIT Plenary: What have you learnt today?