1^{st} day (60 minutes)
Teacher introduces different Biomes by giving a brief description of each Biome in the form of a Database Document
Marine
Tundra
Desert
Savannah
Grassland
Tropical Rain Forest
Deciduous Forest
Coniferous Forest (Taiga)
Have students in the class get into groups of 3 by choosing who they would like to work with
Teacher will assign each group of 3 a different biome to learn and eventually teach the class about looking on the internet and library books for resources
Teacher will go over rubric expectations of the final project and what the students need to do
Students go to computer lab and look for facts and gather as much information as possible of their assigned biome
2^{nd} day (45 minutes)
Students will go to computer lab and continue to look for facts as a group on their biome
Students will begin to compile an essay on their biome into a Word document
3^{rd} day (50 minutes)
Students will work on their essays in the word document that will be a minimum of 2 pages double spaced, what kind of animals and plants live in their biome, where can their biome be found (locations), what is the climate like, something the group found interesting, and would each person in their group like to live their or not and state why
Each student in the group will make input on the paper and one person will write the actual paper so that the essay flows in the same person’s voice
4^{th} day (50 minutes)
Groups will finalize their essay with their assigned biome and turn in their paper into the teacher
Students continue to stay in the same group and begin to construct a PowerPoint presentation on their biome
PowerPoint Presentation will consist of a minimum of 10 short facts of the groups biomes, at least 5 different pictures of their biome, a title page, and a resource page,
Slides are limited to 15 and consist of at least a total of 10
5^{th} day (60 minutes)
Students finalize their PowerPoint presentations
Teacher introduces the Photoshop program and demonstrates how to make a believable picture
Students begin to make a Photoshop picture of their biome
Photoshop picture will include at least 5 different animals (if possible), 3 different plants (if possible), and correct climate
6^{th} day (60 minutes)
Students continue and finalize Photoshop biome picture
Teacher put each biome name on a piece of paper and then draws it from a hat to see the order of group presentations that will go on for day 7, 8, and 9
7^{th} day (30 minutes)
3 different biome groups will present their PowerPoint and Photoshop projects to the class and give a quick overview of their biome
8^{th} day (30 minutes)
3 different biome groups will present their Power Point and Photoshop projects to the class and give a quick overview of their biome
9^{th} day (45 minutes)
Last 2 biome groups will present their PowerPoint and Photoshop projects to the class and give a quick overview of their biome
Teacher takes each groups Word document essay and points out great ideas in the essay to the class
10^{th} day (50 minutes)
Teacher finishes up biome lesson by covering anything else she or he thought the students missed
