An Interesting Look at our World
All of this is very interesting and my students are generally quite eager and receptive when I teach this information. In almost every day of their life, these students are exposed to news events of hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, etc. It is important that our biology students understand the impact of these disturbances and how these changes will affect a geographic area.
- temperate deciduous forests
- temperate grasslands
- tropical rain forests
The aquatic ecosystems can be subdivided in many ways as well. You might first differentiate between ocean zones and freshwater zones. Oceans zones would include photic zones, aphotic zones, intertidal zones, neritic zones, oceanic zones, benthic zones and estuaries. Freshwater areas would include lakes, streams, rivers, marshes, bogs and swamps.
As you can see from above (I hope!), teaching the biomes should be very visual. My students love pictures and visual examples of the concepts I am teaching. In my PowerPoint presentation, I try to include as many photographs as possible. There is only one drawback..... When you show a classroom full of students a LOT of pictures, they will ask a LOT of questions!! But this is what makes teaching so much fun! Here are a few of the slides from my Powerpoint presentation on biomes:
Have fun teaching!