Exploring Biomes in Gorongosa National Park
The activity introduces students to the concept of biomes, using Gorongosa National Park as a case study. Part of the activity involves exploring the Gorongosa National Park Interactive Map.
The activity starts with students analyzing climate data to predict the biome of two regions of Gorongosa National Park. They then use the interactive map to explore their predictions, and learn more about the biomes and corresponding biodiversity. Finally, students create a climate graph for their own region using data from an external website.
The activity engages students in analyzing climate and vegetation data to draw conclusions about the characteristics of specific biomes and explore the connections between temperature, precipitation, and vegetation.
Student Learning Targets
- Make claims based on observations and data.
- Interpret, construct, and compare graphs based on climate data.
- Make connections between climate, vegetation, and biodiversity to describe biome characteristics.
adaptation, biodiversity, biome, climate, climatogram, grassland, Great Rift Valley, precipitation, savanna, temperature, tropical rainforest, vegetation, woodland
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HS-LS2-6; SEP4, SEP5, SEP7
AP Biology (2019)
ENE-4.A, ENE-4.B, SYI-3.F, SYI-3.G; SP1, SP4, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
AP Environmental Science (2020)
Learning Objectives & Practices: ERT-1.B, SP2
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
Common Core (2010)
Math.S-ID.3; MP3, MP4
Vision and Change (2009)
CC5; DP1, DP2