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Geography

Topic: Pole to Pole (ecosystems) RESEARCH PROJECT

Lesson 1-What are ecosystems?

1. Write a definition of an ecosystem and a biomes

2. Complete quiz to check your understanding of where different natural environments are located:https://www.internetgeography.net/where-are-biomes-located-quiz/

3. Choose 3 biomes and plot them on a world map

4. Describe the location of the 3 biomes

SUPPORT – TEA – Trend, Evidence, and Anomaly (won’t be many if any anomalies for ecosystem location) and CLOCC – compass direction, lines of latitude and longitude, ocean/seas, continents, countries.

The rainforest is located ………………………………. For example the ………………… rainforest is found……………….. In addition……………

STRETCH - Explain why the biomes are located where they are

 

Lesson 2 – Hot Deserts (task sheet)

· You will be completing a mini project on the hot desert biome.

· 2 lessons for research, 2 to present your research. You need to think about how you will present your research next week – video, PowerPoint, leaflet, textbook page for ks3 and so on.

1. Research the answers to the following. You may want to collect images also.

· What is a hot desert environment?

· Where are the world’s hot deserts located?

· Choose one named desert and research its population.

· What types of jobs do people have in hot deserts?

· How have plants and animals adapted to living in the hot desert?

STRETCH – research the extension activities.