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Task

A travel agency is trying to boost travel different parts of the world by increasing the advertising and selling vacation packages.  You have been hired to make a presentation to sell a travel package.  

Develop a short presentation to the class to sell your vacation package.  Presentations can be in the form of a digital Power Point or a poster.  Alfter all presentations are finished, the class will vote on the most appealing vacation.  Winners will receive a bonus!

 

Questions to Consider

What kinds of activities could people do in this location?

What kinds of plants and animals live there?

What kind of clothes should they bring?

What's the weather like?

What is the best time of year to travel there?

What part of the world will they be travelling to?

Are there any dangerous elements to traveling there?

*You may be researching a biome that seems like a horrible location to take a vacation in— have fun with it. Try to convince the class anyway, by over emphasizing its positives.

Vacation Packages

Tundra

Taiga

Deciduous Forest

Tropical Rain Forest

Grasslands

Desert

Savanna

Alpine

Chaparral

Marine

Freshwater

Academic Integrity

Cite your sources!

BHS uses the MLA style of citation.  Hopefully you all have your Style Manuals from last year!  No?! Fear not, we have extra copies and it is also available on the Library Website

 

 

Roles

You will be assigned a biome by the teacher. It is your job to research the biome and gather facts and information about that biome. You will become an expert in multiple fields related to your biome.

· Botanist - expert in the plant life of the area

· Zoologist - expert in the animal life of the area

· Meteorologist - the weather expert, also determines the best time of year to vacation in the biome, and what kinds of clothes to bring

· Geographer - map and area expert, will show landmarks, major cities and places a tourist should visit, or activities related to that area (climbing, scuba, etc.)

Introduction to Biomes

Websites

The following sites have been preselected.  You are welcome to search the internet for additional materials...however, remember all websites must be carefully checked for authority, accuracy and reliability.

Biomes of the World
http://www.mbgnet.net/
 This site has a wealth of valuable information. From the Missouri Botanical Gardens. 

Tour of Biomes
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html

Developed by the Center for Educational Technologies in conjunction with Wheeling Jesuit University and NASA's Classroom of the Future.  Excellent site- easy to use format with great information.  Nicely organized.

World Biomes.com
http://www.worldbiomes.com/

WorldBiomes.com is a site covering 5 of the major world biomes.  This reviewed site provides you with various sub-divisions and examples of the 5 types of biomes and their distinguishing features. 

World's Biomes
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/
Developed by the University of California at Berkley, this is an introduction to the major biomes on Earth.

Biomes of the World:  from Radford University, Department of Geospatial Science

World Biomes (Kids Do Ecology):  Not just for kids!

PBS Learning - Biomes:  Click on "launch" to explore various biomes.

Book Sources

You need to use at least one traditional, print source. The library has many sources on biomes, these have been placed on reserve for you.