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I was sitting in class one day when my teacher told us we were going to be learning about biodiversity in the different biomes of the world and the creatures and plant life that inhabit them. The only thing is she put a twist on learning the unit. She said instead of her giving us a big lecture on the different biomes and the fauna and flora that inhabit them she told our class of about twenty to choose a biome and make a brochure on that biome.I ended up choosing a deciduous forest and I found it interesting that many of the biomes are classified by how many seasons they have. For example my biome had four seasons Summer,Winter,Fall, and Spring whereas other biomes such as the Tundra only have two seasons Summer and Winter. I also found out from my class mates presenting their own brochures that a rain forest has very poor soil but a deciduous forest has very rich soil I found that very perculiar because one would think that an area with so much life would have very good soil but because of all the rain the nutrients are washed away but in the deciduous forest the ground keeps most of its fertility. A couple other determining factors on the biomes are the temperature the climate and the elevation. I thought the way we learned this unit was very interesting and it probed our thinking and creative abilitys and introduced us to a new way of learning. So instead of learning about envirments that are long gone we could learn about enviornments that interest us.

Jeff H.

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Biology Biomes

On Friday, my biology class went outside to learn (& present) what we learned about the biome’s we studied earlier that week. A biome is an area that has specific climate ranges and contains flora and fauna as well; and landforms are included as well. We were each assigned a different biome and we had to research the different plants, animals, weather, landforms, and more about the region we were given. The biomesĀ I found most interesting were the Tundra and Desert . These two biomes are so different. The Tundra climate is extrememly cold, and is the farthest from the equator. It has little plant life and a few mammals and insects. The Desert is a place closest to the equator, with the most direct sunlight, and contains many cacti and brush. These two places are so different, yet they are both dry places. The Tundra’s water vapor freezes in the air causing it to be dry. As for in the Desert, it is so hot there is very little amounts of water vapor in the air. These brochures really helped me learn a lot about the different areas. There are varied types of biomes on earth.

~Marina

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