Are you a survivor? Could you live in the outdoors, with no modern conveniences? Using your knowledge and skills alone, could you brave the environment and come out ALIVE? You and your team have been selected to spend the next year living in one of these three biomes: desert, wetland, or forest. You have two weeks, on this knowledge quest, to prove your survival skills. The only supplies you may take with you are: cooking utensils, a change of clothes, sleeping bag, and a knife. During this time, your survival depends on what you know. Remember, what you DON'T know can hurt you!

Desert Biome- use these resources to become experts of the desert.
desert biome
Utah Science Online Textbook
Utah Biomes website
pictures of animals and plants
All biomes webpage
More biome info
desert video
Biome video
powerpoint
video
Forest Biome-use these resources to become experts of the forest.
Utah Science Online Textbook
Utah Biomes website
pictures of animals and plants
All biomes webpage
More biome info
Biome video
powerpoint
video
Wetland Biome-use these resources to become experts of the wetland.
Utah Science Online Textbook
Utah Biomes website
pictures of animals and plants
All biomes webpage
More biome info
Biome video
powerpoint
video


You will work in a team of 4 or 5 to research, develop a survival plan, and construct a diorama of your biome.


1. Each student is to specialize in one of the following areas and take notes to use in your survival plan. Use the paper that you got during science time to fill out your specific information.
*Meteorologist (climate and weather specialist) - responsible to find the temperature, precipitation, elevation, and other weather conditions specific to this biome
*Botanist (plant specialist) - responsible to identify the native plants and why they are adapted to this biome
*Zoologist (animal specialist) - responsible to identify the native animals and why they are adapted to this biome
*Shelter specialist- responsible to identify the materials available to build a shelter in this biome.
*Food and water specialist-research the sources of food and water available for your biome.

2.Based on your research, construct a survival plan with your group. Each specialist will be the expert and will share their findings for your survival plan. Make sure that you take into account the different seasons during your year of living in the outdoors. This plan will be a one page report, 12 font, and double-spaced.

Your survival plan needs to address:

A) a description of your biome (elevation, precipitation, temperature, and surface terrain)

B) Common plants and animals that inhabit your biome. List animal and plant behavior and adaptations that allow them to survive in the environment. Show if there are any ideas for survival that you can take from the plants or the animals.

C) Shelters, clothing, food and water supplies, that you will use throughout the year.

D) Make sure that you look at the evaluation rubric before turning in your work to make sure that you have covered everything.

3.Your group will work together to construct a diorama of your biome. Ensure that your diorama includes wildlife, vegetation, water source, shelters, a person with typical clothing, and any other information that you could make a display of.