Biome and Water Ecosystem Semester Project th 7 grade Diorama Travel Brochure Biome Water Ecosystem Diorama and Travel Brochure This project is worth 2 TEST

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					Biome and Water Ecosystem
     Semester Project
         th
        7 grade--
 Diorama/Travel Brochure
       Biome & Water Ecosystem Diorama and Travel Brochure


This project is worth 2 TEST GRADES. The Biome Diorama is a TEST GRADE and the Travel
Brochure is a TEST GRADE. Date assigned 11-2-09 & date due 12-2-09.

Diorama
I.     Your diorama must be as large as a shoe box but not larger than 24” square.

II.    You may include pictures from magazines, newspapers, coloring books, or
       drawings of your own. You may also include 3D models, plastic or paper mache’
       figures or “dolls”, “real” plants but NOT “real” animals. You MUST include, at
       least, 3 different TYPES of animals and 2 different TYPES of plants. You may
       include as many of each type as you wish, as long as you include 3 different types
       (i.e. 3 birds, 2 deer and a rabbit).

III.   Your diorama must include a background setting from your chosen biome. This
       may be pages from magazines, newspapers, internet, or illustrations drawn
       yourself. They may be of plants and/or animals of your biome, but please do not
       include “pictures” of people. If your diorama is on a flat surface, this is the
       surface that must be decorated. In other words, do not just turn in a plain white
       piece of stryrofoam.




Travel Brochure
I.     You must also do a travel brochure on your biome.
       A.   Abiotic Factors

             1. What type of water ecosystem (fresh/salt water) it is.
             2. If it is a freshwater ecosystem, you must include whether it is: stream,
                river, lake or pond, swamp, bog ecosystem.
             3. If it is a marine ecosystem, you must include what part of the ocean it is:
                shallow water (littoral zone), deeper water (sublittoral zone), open
                ocean (pelagic zone), estuary (where fresh water meets salt water)
             4. Approximate location on Earth
       B.    Information on the plants and animals you used in your diorama including:
             1.    Animals of your biome (3 animals per brochure)
                   a.    common name
                   b.    scientific name
                   c.    what adaptations allow them to live in this biome
                   d.    what part they play in the food chain
                         (herbivore, carnivore or omnivore; predator or prey)
                   e.    colored illustration (1 of each animal, 3 total)
             2.    Plants of your biome (2 plants per brochure)
                   a.    common name
                   b.    scientific name
                   c.    what adaptations allow them to live in this biome
                   d.    colored illustration (1 for each plant, 2 total)

II. Other information about your biome you need to include on your travel brochure.
             1.    Maps
             2.    Graphs
             3.    Charts
             4.    Illustrations

III.   Your brochure must be on at least 8 ½” X 11” paper, but no larger than 9” X 12”.
       I’ll provide you with plain white (8 ½ X 11) , manilla (9 X 12), colored
       construction (9 X 12) or card stock paper (8 ½ X 11). Your brochure must be
       tri-folded and laid out horizontally, see illustration.


Your brochure must be colorful and eye catching
to the traveler. It must have information and be
decorated on both sides.



You can find this information in encyclopedias, Internet, or other resource books or
magazines. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR BOOK FOR ALL OF THIS
INFORMATION. It does not give enough of the information you need to include. You
need to site the sources you use. See the attached information about how to list the
sources in the bibliography. Your travel brochure must be EITHER handwritten in your
BEST handwriting OR typed on the computer or typewriter. You will be given class
time for some research and for typing (in the computer lab).