Earth Science Model Lesson

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Earth Science Model Lesson
Presented by Jeanie Shannon and
Sarah Paslay
NC Essential Standard
• EEn.2.7.1 Explain how abiotic and biotic factors
interact to create the various biomes in North
Carolina.
Learning Target
• I can explain how abiotic and biotic factors
interact to create the various biomes in North
Carolina.
Criteria for Success
• I will identify biotic and abiotic factors.
• I will be able to differentiate the 6 major earth
biomes.
• I will be able to explain to which biome North
Carolina belongs
• I will be able to explain why North Carolina
belongs to that biome.
DAY ONE
Bell ringer activity
• Break the following sets of words down using the
prefix/suffix lists provided. You may work
together in groups of two or three to determine
what the words mean
• Biosphere
Biotic
• Biome
Abiotic
• Biodiversity
Deciduous
Graphic Organizer
Biotic
Abiotic
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People
Animals
Plants
Insects
Birds
Weather
Latitude
Altitude
Water
Soil
Rocks
Minerals
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webq
uests/forest/forest.htm
DAY TWO
Differentiated Instruction
• World Biome Brochure
▫ Create a colorful brochure
that includes the 6 major
biomes including:
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Temperature
Rainfall
Animals
Plants
Latitude
Altitude
• Biome Children’s book
▫ Write a story about an animal
going through at least 4
biomes to find the one it is
adapted to live in.
Rainforest, tundra, taiga,
temperate deciduous forest,
desert, grasslands
▫ Must be colored and include
pictures
**Extra points would be
rewarded for this choice
DAY THREE
Incorporating Technology and Common
Core Standards
• http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/forest/f
orest.htm
• Incorporates Vocabulary
• Worksheet focusing on NC biomes
▫ Answers must be written in sentence form and
proper vocabulary included
Kinesthetic Learner
• Where does NC fit in?
▫ Discuss weather, altitude, animals, plants, latitude
(refer to website from previous two days)
• Cookie lab
▫ using provided materials make a visual
representation that would show that NC is a
deciduous forest
• Could adapt this to your classroom using printed
copies of blank NC maps

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