Mapping School Biomes
In this activity, students will read about three biomes found in Arizona and learn how to identify and map habitats at their school.
By completing this lesson, your students will be able to:
- Obtain and evaluate information from a nonfiction text about biomes.
- Develop a map of the school grounds.
- Identify locations around the school where wildlife might be found.
More About this Lesson Plan
Wild Kids is a collection of simple activities that can be used to introduce students to different wildlife and life science concepts. Each activity includes a two page printable student worksheet and a page of teacher instructions. They have been aligned to the Arizona academic science standards and can be used to promote three dimensional teaching.
In this activity, students will read an article about the chaparral, grassland and desert biomes. Then, they will create a map of their school with a focus on different habitats where wildlife might be found.
This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:
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