Biome and Aquatic Ecosystem Bundle

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This bundle includes:

  • 4 weeks of bellringers with answer keys and student answer sheet
  • 2 slide shows
    • Terrestrial biomes
    • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Worksheet packet with answer keys
  • Biome foldable
  • 49 vocabulary cards/word wall
  • Test with answer key
  • Review questions with answer key

Bellringers with Answer Keys
You will receive 20 days of bellringers/warm ups
Week 1:
Word of the Week: Biome
Read and Respond: Deserts
Compare and Contrast: Coniferous and Deciduous Forests
Problem Solving: Identify Terrestrial Biomes
Anything Goes: Adaptations in the Tundra

Week 2:
Word of the Week: Climate
Read and Respond: Grasslands
Compare and Contrast: Arctic and Antarctic Tundra
Problem Solving: Identify Terrestrial Biomes
Anything Goes: Tropical Rainforests

Week 3:
Word of the Week: Estuary
Read and Respond: Freshwater Zones
Compare and Contrast: Freshwater and Marine
Problem Solving: Identify Aquatic Biomes
Anything Goes: Streams and Rivers

Week 4:
Word of the Week: Pelagic
Read and Respond: Oceanic Zones
Compare and Contrast: Phytoplankton and Zooplankton
Problem Solving: Identify Aquatic Biomes
Anything Goes: Wetlands

Slide Shows

  • 71 slide PPT covers the 4 main terrestrial biomes and information about each one including temperature, precipitation, and biodiversity
  • 51 slide PPT covers the aquatic biomes and information about each one including temperature, precipitation, and biodiversity

Worksheet Packet with Answer Keys
You will receive a PDF of 16 worksheets (3 worksheets have multiple versions for classroom differentiation giving you a total of 19 worksheets).

Worksheets covering the following topics:

  • 3 matching worksheets covering 49 vocabulary terms
  • Identify the characteristics of each major biome
    • Desert, Forest, Grassland, Tundra, Freshwater, and Marine
  • 3 crossword puzzles and 3 word searches covering 49 vocabulary terms
    • There are 2 versions of the crossword puzzles (with and without a word bank) for classroom differentiation

Students will be able to locate and describe the major biomes of the world.

This includes instructions on how to make the foldable with detailed diagrams.

Students will list the biome, draw a picture depicting the biome, list the types of each biome, the animals and plants found in each, and give a detailed description of the biome.

Biomes included:

  • Desert
  • Grassland
  • Forest
  • Tundra
  • Aquatic: Freshwater
  • Aquatic: Marine

Word Wall
You will receive 49 vocabulary cards with definitions covering terms about biomes and aquatic ecosystems.

Vocabulary included:

  • Abyssal Zone
  • Alpine Tundra
  • Antarctic Tundra
  • Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Arctic Tundra
  • Arid Desert
  • Biome
  • Brackish Water
  • Benthic Zone
  • Canopy
  • Climate
  • Coastal Desert
  • Coral Reef
  • Desert
  • Emergent Layer
  • Estuary
  • Forest
  • Forest Floor
  • Freshwater Ecosystem
  • Grassland
  • Hadal Zone
  • Intertidal Zone
  • Limnetic Zone
  • Littoral Zone
  • Marine Ecosystem
  • Neritic Zone
  • Ocean
  • Oceanic Zone
  • Pampas
  • Pelagic Zone
  • Permafrost
  • Polar Desert
  • Ponds and Lakes
  • Prairie
  • Profundal Zone
  • Salinity
  • Semiarid Desert
  • Steppe
  • Streams and Rivers
  • Taiga
  • Temperate Coniferous Forest
  • Temperate Deciduous Forest
  • Temperate Rainforest
  • Tropical Rainforest
  • Tropical Savanna
  • Tundra
  • Understory
  • Weather
  • Wetlands

Test and Review Questions with Answer Keys

  • 35 questions
  • Includes multiple choice, matching, true/false, and short answer

Review Questions:
The review questions cover all of the material on the test

  • Compare coniferous and deciduous trees.
  • What are the primary characteristics of an estuary?
  • What is permafrost and which biome do you find it?
  • What are the 4 layers of tropical rainforests?
  • What is the main difference in prairies, steppes, and pampas?
  • What is the salinity of marine and freshwater?
  • Which biome is found on all continents except Antarctica?
  • What are the 3 types of temperate grasslands?
  • Which desert biome is the coldest?
  • What is brackish water?
  • What are the main freshwater ecosystems?
  • What determines the type of forest?
  • What are the main tundra biomes? What are the characteristics of the tundra biomes?
  • What are the characteristics of a tropical rainforest?
  • What are the zones found within the oceanic zone from the surface to the deepest trenches?
  • What do the plants in the desert need to conserve water?
  • What are the main marine ecosystems?
  • What is a diurnal temperature range and which biome do you see this range?
  • What is the benthic zone?
  • What do the organisms found in the intertidal zone of the ocean need to adapt to?
  • What is the difference in weather and climate?
  • What type of plants do you typically find in a desert? How do plants adapt to the desert?
  • What is salinity?
  • What type of animals do you find in grasslands?
  • What are the headwaters and mouths of streams and rivers?
  • What are the 2 main characteristics of a biome?
  • Do forests have a high or low biodiversity?
  • What are the 2 main types of grasslands?
  • What are some of the characteristics of a coral reef?


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