Free Lesson on Terrestrial Biomes

Free Resources For This Lesson

Here are your free resources for the lesson on Terrestrial Biomes. We've only kept back the answer keys because we have some students using the site too.

Google Forms Instructions:

Clicking the links for our Google Forms Versions of the bell work and exit survey will allow you to copy the form into your Google Drive. From there you may use Google Classroom to assign the forms to your students.

We've set them up to be auto-graded with a point value of '1' for each question. Your students will immediately see their results and will only be able to complete the forms once.

We'll be creating more in-depth instructions soon and will offer P.D. hours for going through the training. Your school should accept them as the training will be incredibly useful for your class and have real practical value!

Terrestrial Biomes - Starting the Lesson

This lesson is from Unit 22 of our biology curriculum, covering terrestrial biomes. We like starting the day with Bell Work to get our students focused and ready for the lesson. Today's bell work covers nitrogen and carbon cycles. It's designed to remind your students about these important cycles and, of course, ties in perfectly with terrestrial biomes.

Teaching About Biomes - Powerpoint and Student Activity

Our PowerPoint for this lesson introduces the three main ecosystems: terrestrial, freshwater and marine. It then moves into details on the following terrestrial ecosystems: tundra, taiga, temperate deciduous forest, tropical rainforest, grassland, savanna and desert.

Your students can follow your presentation and create a mini-study guide for themselves by filling in the student notes we've included for this lesson.

After the lesson, have your students reinforce their learning with our Terrestrial Biomes student activity.

A note for finishers:

Your students may complete the activity quickly, we suggest having them create their own set of questions about terrestrial biomes. This is one of the best ways for students to really gain depth in their understanding.

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