Meadowlark Elementary Student Dioramas Reveal Learning about Biomes
March 18, 2020
In a science unit on ecology, Ms. Emily Scofield’s third graders at Meadowlark Elementary School studied biomes. To assess their understanding of the information taught, Ms. Scofield invited each of her students to create a diorama of a biome—an ecosystem where plants, animals, insects, and people live in a certain type of climate.
The Earth supports multiple biomes, with the five major biome classifications being aquatic, desert, grassland, forests, and tundra. However, scientists typically will classify these ecological communities into even smaller distinctive categories. In the...