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Research Guide

Create Your Own Ecosystem!


In this activity, you will research a place of choice and determine different organisms and relationships that
occur in that particular place. Once you are finished with your research, you will create a poster or a brochure
with the information you found.

Name of Place and description of where it is in the world: ___________________________


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Sketch of Biome:
Biome of Place: ___________________________
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Abiotic Factors: ___________________________


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Biotic Factors: ____________________________


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5 Different Organisms Found in Biome: (not all have to be animals!!)

1. ___________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________________________________

 Of Those 5 Organisms, determine a predator or prey for each

Determine Examples of Symbiotic Relationships in this Biome:

Mutualism: ___________________________________________________________________
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Commensalism: _______________________________________________________________
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Parasitism: ___________________________________________________________________
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Fun Facts About This Biome:


Research Guide

Rubric for Create Your Own Ecosystem:


RESEARCH:
 Habitat 5 pts _________
 Abiotic/Biotic Factors 10 pts _________
 Sketch 5 pts _________
 Organisms 20 pts _________
 Symbiotic Relationships (10 pts each) 30 pts _________

POSTER:
 Includes all information 25 pts _________
 Well thought out, shows effort 5 pts _________

TOTAL PTS: _______/100