Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Biosphere: The Earth's Biomes Day 1 - Section 3: Explore


Anytime I can incorporate geography into any subject area, I do! This is because students learn about locations best when they are able to connect a story or information to the location. For this reason, I take the time during today's lesson to ask students for help with labeling the seven continents on Earth. 

Integrating other subject areas with science helps students build connections and utilize prior knowledge in all subject areas to make sense of new scientific content. In addition, it also helps blur the lines between isolated subject areas so that students begin to see how the skills and content in all subjects are interrelated. 

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  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Cross-Curricular Teaching
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Biosphere: The Earth's Biomes Day 1

Unit 3: Earth Systems
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT use a map to describe the biomes within the biosphere and explain how the Earth's systems can impact the biomes on Earth.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students explore the major biomes on Earth by labeling a world map and by examining how the Earth's systems affect the biomes on Earth.

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Science, precipitation, Earth Systems and Natural Disasters, hydrosphere, biosphere, erosion, temperature, earth systems, biome, geosphere
  90 minutes
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