Learning Exercise: Biomes-Interactive Lecture
This is designed as an in-class activity in which students are asked to predict which biomes would be present at a different location based on the temperature and precipitation.
Course: Introductory Biology
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This is used in lecture, the students are given a handout and slides of various biomes are projected. The students are then asked to predict which variables determine the location of a biome and to represent this graphically. The graphs are then collected and projected. A separate web tutorial can be used before or after class to reinforce these concepts. We give average data for several specific locations. Another option would be to give a range of temperatures and precipitations for each biome, to generate a more general graph. The materials are at the following link.
Additional Information: http://serc.carleton.edu/dev/introgeo/interactive/examples/34456.html
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