ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Biomes StudyJam

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Biomes StudyJam

URL:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/biomes.htm

Content Source:

Other
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

The classroom resource provides a video that will describe the six main climate regions, or biomes, on planet Earth. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
14 ) Collect information from a variety of sources to describe climates in different regions of the world.

Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns
Disciplinary Core Idea: Earth's Systems
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Use books and other reliable media to gather information about climates in different regions of the world.
  • Evaluate the information in the resources to describe the climates in different regions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Evaluate
  • Climates
  • Regions
  • Reliable media
  • Sources
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Climate describes a range of an area's typical weather conditions and the extent to which those condition change over the years.
  • Books and other reliable media provide information that can be used to describe climates in different regions of the world.
  • Variations in climates within different regions of the world.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Identify reliable resources for gathering information.
  • Identify the different regions of the world and their climates.
  • Evaluate information in the resources.
  • Use information to describe the climates in different regions and their patterns.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Patterns in climate can be used to make predictions about typical weather conditions in a region.
AMSTI Resources:
AMSTI Module:
Weather and Climate

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.14- Identify differences in climate regions (e.g., desert, oceans).


Tags: biome, climate, climate regions, Earth, ecosystem, habitat, niche
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Comments

The test may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices. 

There is a printable available that includes a short synopsis of the video and definitions of the vocabulary words. This could be used as a notetaking sheet for students as they watch the video. 

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Author: Hannah Bradley