Terrestrial Biomes Unit



This two-week long, low-prep unit addresses the following essential question, “What conditions and organisms characterize terrestrial biomes?

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Terrestrial biomes are areas of land with similarities in their climate, communities of plants and animals. Organisms in each biome show adaptations to their environments. This unit focuses on the following locations: tropical rainforest, tropical dry forest, savanna, desert, temperate rainforest, temperate forest, temperate grassland, chaparral, boreal forest, tundra, polar ice, and mountains.

The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Terrestrial Biomes PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Terrestrial Biomes Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Terrestrial Biomes Quiz & Answer Key
  • Elephant Culling Debate Assignment
  • Terrestrial Biomes Project

Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 80+
Teaching Duration: 2 Weeks

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