Grade 6 – Biome Project

November 10 to 14, 2014

Monday – Biome Project

Tuesday – Self Evaluation

Wednesday – Correction time/Computer Lab

Thursday – Biome Project Presentations

Friday – Biome Project Presentations

Biome Project
Rough Draft- Due Tues, Nov 11th
Final Draft- Due Thurs, Nov 13th

In cooperation with Ms. Agurcia’s Life Science class.

Biomes describe a typical interaction of abiotic and biotic factors in an area.  Biotic factors, both humans and animals are highly influenced by the resources which the biome provides, therefore shaping the niche or culture of the organism.

In a small group, you will create PowerPoint presentation that gives the following information about your biome.    All group members will be involved in the research and presentation of this biome.   Classmates will serve as an active, listening audience, who will be learning about each biome.  Students will be evaluated in both social studies and life science, for knowing information about their own biome and from knowledge they gained by listening to others’ presentations.

Information- Group Grade

0 1 2 3
Life Science Grade
Annual temperature patterns (seasons) Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Annual precipitation patterns (seasons) Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Annual sunlight patterns (seasons) Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Description of animal’s niche and adaptions for biome Information is not present. Animals’ adaptations or niche is given, but incompletely and is not matched to biome’s resources. Animals’ niche and adaptations are given, but not matched to biome’s resources. Detailed description of animal’s niche and adaption is given with detail of how these are matched to the biome’s resources.
Description of typical plant life of the biome Information is not present. Inaccurate description of typical plant life in biome. General description of typical plant life in biome. Detailed description of typical plant life in biome.
Social Studies Grade
Physical Location of Biome Information is not present. General area of biome is given OR inaccurate information if given.  No map is present in presentation. General area of biome is given.  Map is present in presentation. Detailed information about locations of the biome with map present.
Native Peoples of this Biome Information is not present. Inaccurate list of native peoples of this biome is given. A few native peoples of this biome are given. Complete list of native people in this biome is given.
Description of the use of the animal by these native people Information is not present. A brief mention of the use of the animal by the native people. Some examples of the native people’s use of this animal for food, medicine and/or religious/culture activities is given. Complete description of how native people used the animal for food, medicine, and/or religious/cultural activities.
Description of the use of the biome’s plants by these native people Information is not present. A brief mention of the use of the biome’s plants by the native people. Some examples of the native people’s use of this biome’s plants for food, medicine and/or religious/culture activities is given. Complete description of how native people used the biome’s plants for food, medicine, and/or religious/cultural activities.
Description of the use of other biome resources by these native people Information is not present. A brief mention of the use of the biome’s resources by the native people. Some examples of the native people’s use of this biomes resources for food, medicine and/or religious/culture activities is given. Complete description of how native people used the biome’s resource food, medicine, and/or religious/cultural activities.

Presentation Style- Group & Individual Grade

Both Life Science and Social Studies Grade
0 1 2 3
Group Grade
Organization of Presentation Failure to organize information impedes understanding of the topic Information is presented out of order and group appear to not have determined who will present which information and when Organization of information aids in understanding the topic.  Group has organized who will present information but order is not defined well. Organization of information aids in understanding the topic.  Group has well organized who will present information and in what order.
Grammar & Spelling Grammar and spelling errors are so numerous that they distract from understanding the concept. More than five grammar or spelling mistakes in the presentation. Three to five grammar or spelling mistakes in the presentation. Two or less grammar or spelling mistakes in the presentation.
Visuals No pictures or graphics are included in the presentation. Pictures and graphics are included, but are off topic. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented, but are not explained in the presentation. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented and are explained and used in the presentation.
Individual Grade
Speech Student is not involved in group presentation. Student’s speech distracts from understanding of the topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly, but does not demonstrate enthusiasm for topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly with an animated tone.
Posture Student is not involved in group presentation. Student’s posture distracts from understanding of the topic. Student stands straight with minor distracting body movements. Student stands straight and body movements aid in understanding of the topic.

Participation- Individual Grade

Both Life Science and Social Studies Grade
0 1 2 3
Classtime use for preparing the project Student is distracted and fails to work on the project in class. Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project, with only minor reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project.
Contribution to the group Student does not contribute to the group. Student completes some, but not all work as assigned by the group, causing a major disruption in group dynamics. Student completes most, but not all work as assigned by the group. Student completes all work as assigned by the group and assists others when necessary.
Attention Student does not take notes and is distracted during presentations. Student needs reminders to stay focused on the presentations, but does takes brief notes about each biome. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes brief notes about each biome. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes detailed notes about each biome.

 

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