These are the learning outcomes for this unit (and a great way to study – if you can explain the following, you can do well on an assessment):

E1 Outline characteristics of the Earth’s biomes, including:
+ tropical rainforest
+ tropical grasslands/savanna
+ Mediterranean/schlerophyll
+ desert
+ temperate grasslands/prairie/steppe
+ deciduous/mixed forest
+ temperate rainforest
+ coniferous forest/boreal/taiga
+ tundra
E2 Describe how vegetation adapts to environmental conditions
E3 Relate soil types to biomes
E4 Analyze the interactions between human activity and biomes, with reference to:
+ deforestation
+ desertification
+ soil degradation
+ species depletion

The Biosphere:

Take a tour of Biosphere 2

The Biosphere as a system

The Biosphere as a system – Questions p. 123 – 126

Biomes – Create an Organism – Project Assignment Due Thursday, February 28

Structures of Ecosystems

Habitats at Risk –  Bogs Assignment

Soil – Assignment


Endangered Animals in BC and Canada – Brochure Assignment 

Forests Are Important

Biosphere: Terms to Know (Quizlet)