Process

 

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:






 

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

 

 

Online sources:

http://www.mbgnet.net/

National Geographic

National Geographic Kids 

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html 

World Biomes

Specific sources:

1) Tundra

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/tundra.htm 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/polar_regions/index.cfm 

http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/tundra/tundraweb.html 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/tundra.php 

2) Aquatic  environment

http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/planetocean/ 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/freshwater_wetlands/index.cfm 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/oceans/index.cfm

http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/aquatic.html 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/freshwater.php 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/marine.php 

3) Desert

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/deserts/index.cfm 

http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/desert/hot-desert-chain.html 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/deserts.php 

4) Savanna or Tropical Grassland

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/grasslands.htm 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/grasslands/index.cfm 

http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/grass/grassland.html 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/grasslands.php 

5) Temperate Deciduous Forest

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/temperate_forests/index.cfm 

http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/deciduous/decfor.html 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/forests.php 

6)  Tropical Rainforest

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm 

http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/middle_school/habitats/tropical_forests/index.cfm 

http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/rainforest/tropi_rain/rainweb.html 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/forests.php#tropical