Biomes Activities for Middle School Science

The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of biomes. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Biomes 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Biomes Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.


The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.


After completing the Biomes 5E Lesson, students will be able to observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms.


Distance-Learning Ready

The Biomes Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.


Students will observe and compare microhabitats.


The Biomes Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and a CER conclusion.


Distance-Learning Ready

Sub Plans


The Biomes Sub Plan is a complete lesson that takes students through a warm-up, reading passage, independent activity, extension activities, and an assessment.

The worksheets are designed to make your sub day a breeze for you, your students, and the substitute teacher. They are also perfect for distance learning.



Distance-Learning Ready


Biomes Classroom Experiences

Create a powerful student experience to help solidify students' understanding about biomes. All of the following experiences are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Biomes Escape Room is an immersive experience for your students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of all of the major biomes in a fun and engaging way.

Students must use what they have learned to observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms to complete the escape room.


Distance-Learning Ready

stem challenges

The Project, All Abuzz - Design a Pollinator Garden STEM Challenge uses the engineering design process to design a pollinator garden to attract local pollinators to the area. You will be designing a 20' x 10' garden bed.


Students will be using collaborative skills such as brainstorming with their peers and reflecting on their progress during the project.


At the end of the Project, All Abuzz - Design a Pollinator Garden, STEM challenge, students are given an opportunity to share their projects outside of the classroom.


Year-Round Resources


These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

You're not alone if your students struggle with understanding graphs, charts, and tables. It's a skill that takes an enormous amount of practice. This resource will help students build a strong foundation in analyzing data and creating their own data visualizations.

These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.

Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.

Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.


Essential Questions and Standards

Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the biomes unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.

Essential Questions
  • How do microhabitats and biomes support different varieties of organisms?
Standards
  • TEKS Science 7.10 A - Observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms

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