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  1. 1. Candice StephanTopic: Utah Biome WebquestGrade: 4thLearning Objective: To learn about the three biomes of UtahINSTRUCTIONS: Click on each link below and use the websites to answer the questions orcomplete the tasks under each link.http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/biome/?ar_a=1 1. What is a biome? 2. What four things help determine what life exists in a biome?1.2.3.4.http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/index.htm 3. What are the three main biomes in Utah?1.2.3.
  2. 2. Wetland:http://centralpt.com/upload/324/2193_ED_UTbiomes.pdf(Click on the link above and use the arrow keys at the top of the page to click over to page 4) 4. What characterizes a wetland?https://wwww.sites.google.com/site/utahbiomesplantsanimals/wetlands 5. What is another name for wetland? 6. Name the 7 different types of wetlands in Utah:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.
  3. 3. http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourViewCategory.cgi?tour_id=13057&category_id=16331 7. Choose three different wetlands and write three facts about each oneWetland #11.2.3.Wetland #21.2.3.Wetland #31.2.3.http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/wetlanda/wetland_animals.htm 8. Click on three different wetland animals you want to learn more about. Write down three facts about each animal you click on.Animal #1
  4. 4. 1.2.3.Animal #21.2.3.Animal #31.2.3.http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/wetlandp/wetland_plants.htm 9. Click on three different wetland plants that you want to learn more about. Write down three facts that you learn about each plant you click on.Plant #11.
  5. 5. 2.3.Plant #21.2.3.Plant #31.2.3.http://www.mitigationcommission.gov/wetlands/wetlands.html 10. Name a wetland that we have in Utah:
  6. 6. Forest:http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/forests/what_is_a_forest.cfm 11. What is a forest?https://wwww.sites.google.com/site/utahbiomesplantsanimals/forest 12. The forests in Utah are calledwhat kind of forests?http://centralpt.com/upload/324/2193_ED_UTbiomes.pdf(Click on the link above and use the arrow keys to move to page 2) 13. What is the climate like in a deciduous forest? 14. What kind of leaves are on a deciduous tree? Why? 15. What is the climate like in a coniferous forest? 16. What kind of leaves are on a coniferous tree? Why?
  7. 7. http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/foresta/forest_animals.htm 17. Click on three different forest animals you want to learn more about. Write down three facts about each animal you click on.Animal #11.2.3.Animal #21.2.3.Animal #31.2.3.http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/forestp/forest_plants.htm 18. Click on three different forest plants that you want to learn more about. Write down three facts that you learn about each plant you click on.
  8. 8. Plant #11.2.3.Plant #21.2.3.Plant #31.2.3.http://www.visitutah.com/parks-monuments/national-forests/ 19. Name a forest we have in Utah:
  9. 9. Desert:http://centralpt.com/upload/324/2193_ED_UTbiomes.pdf(Click on the link above and use the arrows at the top of to move over to page 5) 20. What characteristics do desert biomes in Utah have?http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/deserta/desert_animals.htm 21. Click on three different desert animals you want to learn more about. Write down three adaptations about each animal you click on.Animal #11.2.3.Animal #21.2.3.Animal #31.
  10. 10. 2.3.http://home.utah.edu/~u0230781/project/desertp/desert_plants.htm 22. Click on three different desert plants that you want to learn more about. Write down three facts that you learn about each plant you click on.Plant #11.2.3.Plant #21.2.3.Plant #31.2.
  11. 11. 3.http://centralpt.com/upload/324/2193_ED_UTbiomes.pdf(Click on the link about and use the arrows at the top of the page to move over to page 5) 23. What Utah desert is mentioned on this website? 24. Out of the three biomes that you just learned about pick you favorite. Using the information you gathered about that biome draw a picture of your favorite biome. (For example if I was going to draw a picture of a forest I would draw Aspen, Juniper and Fir trees to show what kind of plants are in a forest in Utah. I would also draw a Moose, Elk and Red Tailed hawk to show what kind of animals live in a forest in Utah.)
  12. 12. Answer Key: 1. What is a biome? An area of the planet that can be classified by the plants and animals that live in it 2. What four things help determine what life exists in a biome? 1. Temperature 2. Soil 3. Amount of light 4. Amount of water 3. What are the three main biomes in Utah? 1. Wetland 2. Forest 3. Desert 4. What characterizes a wetland? Wetlands are characterized by the presence of standing water or heavily water soaked soil. 5. What is another name for wetland? Riparian Zone 6. Name the 7 different types of wetlands in Utah: 1. Shrub Swamps 2. Mud Flats 3. Salt Marsh 4. Aquatic Plant Bed 5. Forest Wetland 6. Bog 7. Wet Meadows 7. Choose three different wetlands and write three facts about each one: This answer will vary depending on what wetland the students chose and what factsthey wrote about it.
  13. 13. 8. Click on three different wetland animals you want to learn more about. Write down three facts about each animal you click on. This answer will vary depending on what wetland animals the student chose and whatfacts they wrote about them. 9. Click on three different wetland plants that you want to learn more about. Write down three facts that you learn about each plant you click on. This answer will vary depending on what wetland pants the students chose and whatfacts they wrote about them. 10. Name a wetland that we have in Utah: Utah Lake Wetland Preserve South Shore Ecological Preserve GSL (Great Salt Lake) Shorelands Preserve Jordan River Wetlands 11. What is a forest? A forest is a highly complex, constantly changing environment made up of a variety ofliving things and non-living things. Trees are the biggest part of this complex 12. The forests in Utah are called what kind of forests? Temperate forests 13. What is the climate like in a deciduous forest? Mild temperatures and plenty of rainfall 14. What kind of leaves are on a deciduous tree? Why? Flat leaves so they can photosynthesize as much as possible before winter 15. What is the climate like in a coniferous forest? Higher elevation meaning lower temperatures and shorter summers 16. What kind of leaves are on a coniferous tree? Why?
  14. 14. Needle like leaves that fall off the tree slowly this is so they can produce food all yearround 17. Click on three different forest animals you want to learn more about. Write down three facts about each animal you click on. Answers will vary depending on what forest animals the students chose and what factsthey wrote about them. 18. Click on three different forest plants that you want to learn more about. Write down three facts that you learn about each plant you click on. This answer will vary depending on what forest animals the students chose and whatfacts they wrote about them. 19. Name a forest we have in Utah: Ashley National Forest Dixie National Forest Fishlake National Forest Manti-La Sal National Forest 20. What characteristics do desert biomes in Utah have? Soil is dry, rocky or sandy. There is a scarcity of available surface water. 21. Click on three different desert animals you want to learn more about. Write down three facts about each animal you click on. Answers will vary depending on what animals the students chose and what facts theywrote down about them. 22. Click on three different desert plants that you want to learn more about. Write down three facts that you learn about each plant you click on. Answers will vary depending on what animals the students chose and what facts theywrote down about them. 23. What Utah desert is mentioned on this website? Mojave Desert

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