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Biomes of the World


Biomes of the World

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This is a powerpoint presentation presented in kiosk mode with a lesson about the Biomes of the World. The presentation focuses on the terrestrial biomes, their characteristics, plants and animals. We also discusses the properties that make up an ecosystem.
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: April 29, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 06, 2012


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Primary Audience: High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Microsoft Powerpoint Kiosk Mode
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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Avatar for Harriet Mathews
4 years ago

Harriet Mathews (Faculty)

Very long; questions interspersed with feedback on both right and wrong answers.  Six terrestrial biomes emphasized.  Characteristic animals presented. 

Avatar for Rachael Hilliker
4 years ago

Rachael Hilliker (Student)

Great lesson. Just a few grammatical errors.  I think this lesson may be a bit long and would work best if it were broken up a bit-over 200 slides may be overwhelming to attempt in one lesson. You cover a lot of material but some of the slides were a little crowded with information.

**Additionally, it does not appear that ther are multiple means of of action and expression or engagement (perhaps an outlink to a video or other material would be useful or even an interactive map regarding biomes). 

Technical Remarks:

When a question is answered incorrectly on a few of the slides it takes you back to the material and question before the section you are currently on.  Also, for fluidity I think it might be work a little easier if the "next" button was in the same place on every slide and if entire answer (letter and word) was hyperlinked instead of having to hover over the area to try to find the "sweet spot" on the link. 

Time spent reviewing site: 18 minutes