Stream Bank Mini-biomes

Objective: Students will locate and study mini-biomes along the banks of Floyds Fork. They will categorize them as to aquatic or terrestrial biomes.

Learner Goals: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Materials: magnify glass, probes, and collection containers

tr_rocks.jpg (34804 bytes)Procedure:

1. Mark off a 3 ft. square in which to do the mini-study. It may include both water and land.

2. Gently search the entire area noting the living, non-living, and evidence of life in the area.

3. Categorize the flora and fauna that inhabit each mini-biome.

Assessment: Teachers will want to make their own assignment, such as an oral presentation, a chart, a display, a model, etc.

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