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ECOLOGY PROJECT

Choose one of your favorite organisms (it may be the same organism that you chose at the beginning of the year that
you did your Characteristics of Life Poster on as long as it was not a domesticated animal). Once you choose an animal
decide which Biome from Chapter 20 - pgs 526-542 it lives in. Then circle the Biome you will focus on. (You can choose a
biome and then an animal if that is easier for you)
o Temperate Deciduous Forest
o Coniferous Forest
o Coral Reef
o Temperate Grasslands
o Marshes
o Savanna
o Swamps
Get a large piece of construction paper Fold the right side into the middle of the paper and then fold the left side into
the middle these two sides should meet side by side (See Example)
_______ Front Cover - Write your BIOME name at the top in the center in fun large lettering.
Using the diagram on page 481 The Five Levels of Organization create a diagram similar to this using
pictures and definitions that relate to the biome and organism you have chosen to focus on.
o Each level must have a label and definition.
_____ Inside Center
Fill out the handout that accompanies this assignment using the below checklist:
_____ Biome Name
_____ Weather Temperature Range and Average Precipitation (Description of the seasons or if there
are no seasons
_____ Soil Type and describe (is it good for growing things?)
_____ Label map of world and color your biome location on the map.
_____ 1 Common Plant, its adaptation and why that adaptation is beneficial, and a picture
_____ 1 Common Herbivore (define herbivore in this section as well), its adaptation, and a picture
_____ 1 Common Carnivore (define carnivore in this section as well), its adaptation, and a picture
_____ 1 Common Omnivore (define omnivore in this section as well), its adaptation, and a picture
_____ 1 endangered species in the area and the cause
_____ Example of a food chain names and pictures.
_____ Description of the Biome Describe what this biome would be like to visit if you were going on a
vacation there. What would you bring, what activities would you do, etc.
_____ Left Inside Flap
_____ Food Web with names and pictures (needs to include the example food chain)
_____ Explain at least 2 Environmental Problems in the area
_____ Explain at least 2 Environmental Solutions for the above problems
_____ Right Inside Flap
_____ Define Mutualism. Describe one mutualistic relationship that occurs in your biome. Include a picture.
_____ Define Commensalism. Describe one commensalistic relationship that occurs in your biome. Include a
picture.
_____ Define Parasitism. Describe one parasitic relationship that occurs in your biome. Include a picture.