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In this lesson, the students will use the technology resource Mission:Biomes to research and gather data for precipitation and temperatures for assigned biomes. The students will use the data to create a bar graph to display climate data for each biome.
This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
The students will be able to recall information that they have previously learned about weather patterns.
The students will be able to gather data for yearly measurements of precipitation and temperature for various biomes of the world.
The students will be able to create bar graphs to display collected data.
The students will be able to use their bar graphs to compare biomes.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Technology Resources Needed:
Climate is the description of a long term weather pattern of weather in a particular area.
Climate includes temperature, precipitation, and other measures of weather.
A biome is a community of plants and animals living together in a certain climate.
Student’s will be assessed using the game, The Great Graph Match. Students will compare gathered data to data presented in quiz to determine correct graphs.
Students who need extra support should be placed in groups with teammates sensitive to the needs of that student.
The teacher may need to more closely supervise groups that contain students who are struggling with the concept.