Use a quick quiz the following day to test vocabulary retention. For example:
Match the example to the correct word. Write the letter of the correct word in the blank beside the example.
____ Rosie the rattlesnake
____ rattlesnakes, mice, small birds, crickets, grass, hawks, cacti, and tumbleweed
____ the entire planet Earth
____ the community, the water, the air, the rocks, the soil, and the mountains
____ a desert
____ all the rattlesnakes in the area
- Return to the Field Guide produced from the Food Web activity to discuss and further investigate the community, ecosystem and biome represented by the organisms in the field guide.
- Research the Biosphere 2 project in which 5 biomes are replicated in an airtight facility in Arizona. Why was this center built? What scientific questions can be discovered? How is Biosphere 2 similar to Biosphere 1 (the real planet Earth)? How is it different?