Now It's time for everyone in your group to get organized.
1) The first step is to decide how you want to divide up the different aspects of the magazine amongst the group.
Each Magazine needs to include:
- Table of Contents
- Section on a specific area that would fall under your biome's classification
- explain why this area is an example of this biome
- Include weather information
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- A map of the world where this Biome exists and a zoom in area of the specific area you chose
- Section on the Botany of the Biome
- different plants, what they do to ensure their survival in that environment
- why they grow in this biome instead of another
- use mostly plant examples that would be found in your particular area form above.
- Section on the Animal Life of the Biome
- What adaptations do these animals have in order to survive in this Biome?
- Why would they live in this biome?
- What do they eat?
- Create a biome specific food web?
- A "Biography" of a particular animal
- this could be in documentary of fictional form
- needs to tell about the special adaptations the animal has
- the characteristics of the animal (including scientific name, animal classification, species...)
- the diet of the animal
- the life cycle of the animal
- the 'family' life of the animal (whether it lays eggs and raises it's young,...)
- An editorial on a current conflict occuring in your area (like oil drilling)
- make sure to have newspaper and journal articles to reference
- A conclusion section
- includes general characterists, weather, ect.
2) After it's decided who is going to be responsible for what (which could also mean: who's responsible for what research, who's responsible for the documenting of sources and the bibliography, who's responsible for the artwork and design layout, ...), The group needs to set the next weeks goals and ways they're going to fulfill those goals (for example at least one source will be used to respond to the appropriate section).
3) As more and more information is gathered, it'll be important to give the rest of the group an update on what you're learning so that you can connect the different sections together.
4) After completing the research the articles need to be written, reviewed by peers, and revised. (Remember to document your sources)
5) Design your magazine (making sure everything is neatly typed) and when finalized and reviewed ....
6) PUBLISH!!! (Be sure to creatively use a Microsoft office tool to publish your work!)
7) Present your story using PowerPoint, video, audio, etc.8) Be excited about what you and your classmates learned and made, we'll have a discussion
2) Aquatic environment
4) Savanna or Tropical Grassland
5) Temperate Deciduous Forest
6) Tropical Rainforest