Friday, April 23, 2010

Biome Project

I am writing to you as the Director of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. With all of the deforestation, conflict and climate change, we are very worried that many of the earth’s biomes will disappear or be severely altered in the coming century. In an effort to preserve these precious ecosystems we, at the EPA, are creating a Biome Museum in Washington, DC.

I am requesting that you create an exhibit (in the form of a poster, powerpoint or diorama) on the ______________________. I have spoken to your teacher and she is fully on board with this project and will be counting it as a test grade. Your exhibit must include the following information:

* description of the physical environment.

* description of the photosynthetic organisms

* description of the animals (or list)

* description of how human impact has disrupted this biome

* at least 5 images (and of course citations for each image)

* a proper MLA style bibliography

You will need to gather information from at least 4 separate sources and cite these in the proper MLA format. I understand that you recently completed a large DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation where you needed to cite information, you should do the same thing for this exhibit. You will be presenting the effects of climate change on your biome to the class. The rest of the information will be shared during a symposium style "walk about."

I recommend you look at these websites for helpful information
UC Berkley:

Blue Planet:

Enchanted Learning:

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