Sixth Grade Science-Biomes PDF Print E-mail

 

UNIT: Biomes

ASSESSMENT ANCHOR: Explain the relationships among and between organisms in different ecosystems and their abiotic

components

S8.B.3.1

 

DIFFERENTIATED

STANDARD INSTRUCTIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES METHODS OF

REFERENCE CONTENT ACTIVITIES ENRICHMENT, LEARNING SUPPORT, ESL ASSESSMENT

4.4.7B

4.6.7A

4.1.7C

4.1.7D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.7B

4.6.7A

4.1.7C

4.1.7D

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.7B

4.6.7A

4.1.7C

4.1.7D

Explain the flow of energy through an ecosystem (food chains, food webs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify major biomes and describe abiotic and biotic components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain relationships among organisms (e.g. producers/consumers, predator/prey in an ecosystem)

Complete food chain and food web diagrams.

 

Create a food chain mobile.

 

Define: producer, consumer, food chain, food web, energy pyramid

 

Demonstrate how energy moves through an ecosystem.

 

 

 

Compare/contrast biomes

 

List/identify all land and water biomes

 

Create world biomes maps

 

 

 

 

Observe how organisms help each other.

 

Describe how organisms compete within an ecosystem.

 

Explain symbiotic relationships.

 

Define: ecosystem, niche population, community, host habitat, diversity, producer food chain, consumer, food web, energy pyramid, competition, symbiosis, parasite, and biome.

 

Draw cartoons to show symbiotic relationships between the rhinoceros and the ox pecker.

ELL/LS:

Lower level texts

Labeling of diagrams

Vocabulary development

 

Enrichment: report on Advanced Reading texts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESL/LS:

Vocabulary development

Lower level text

Picture labeling

 

Enrichment: Create a biome scene with pictures of different animals and planets.

 

 

ESL/LS:

Lower level text

Vocabulary development

Scaffolded learning experience

Labeling pictures

 

Enrichment: Students research different types of symbiotic relationships found in nature, with specific examples of commensalisms, mutualism, and parasitism in a specific ecosystem.

Quiz/tests

 

Projects

 

Class observations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz/test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formal Assessment:

Chapter tests and quiz

 

Class and teacher observations

 

Performance assessments

 

Construct an Energy Pyramid including its producers and summers.