1. Introduction to biomes
2. Tundra discussion
3. Boreal Forest discussion
4. Affects of change in biomes discussion
5. Questions and answers
Students will be able to:
1. Define biome.
2. Name the two biomes of northern Alaska.
3. Describe 2 or more factors that affect the boreal forest and the tundra.
4. List 4 animals that live in the boreal forest and the tundra.
5. Explain how living and non-living things are interconnected in a biome.
Common Core Standard:
•WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
•WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
•WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
•SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
•SL.8.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
•RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
•RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Next Generation Science Standards
•MS-LS2-1 - Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
•MS-LS2-2 - Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
•MS-LS2-4 - Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
•MS-LS4-4 – Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.