Taiga Biome Project Ideas

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Learning about the taiga biome can be both fun and interesting and is an important concept for students to understand. In this lesson plan, students will be involved in taiga related projects to help solidify understanding and make learning fun.

The Taiga Biome

The taiga biome is an exciting place and there is much to learn about it. To make learning about this part of the earth truly meaningful, it is fun to involve students in a number of taiga related projects. The following projects have been developed with this goal in mind and can be used or adapted for use with a variety of different age groups.

Trifold Poster Project

Materials: computer access for research, trifold poster board (like those used for science fair projects), markers, glue, pictures, other crafting supplies as determined by the students

  • Put students into groups of 2-3.
  • Each group is to create a trifold poster presentation about the taiga biome.
    • One side will display information about animals of the taiga.
    • One side will display information about plants and trees of the taiga.
    • The middle will display climate, weather, and other information about the taiga.
    • Pictures are required.
    • A map must be included somewhere in the presentation to show where the taiga is located on the planet.
  • Allow students time to do some research and look for pictures to include in their presentations.
  • Encourage creativity, visual interest, etc.
  • Once finished, have each group present their work orally to the class.

Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores

Materials: computer access for research, poster board, markers, pictures of animals in the taiga (student generated)

  • Put students into groups of 2-3.
  • Do a quick discussion/review of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.
  • Explain that each group is to research the animals of the taiga and, as they do, make lists according to whether they are carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore.
  • Next, instruct students to create a poster that displays information about the animals they have researched.
    • The poster must divide the animals according to carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore.
    • Each section must include at least two animals, but overall there must be at least 10 animals represented.
    • Each animal represented must be displayed with a picture and a brief explanation about what that animal does eat and how it finds its food along with any other information students choose to include.
  • Finally, have students prepare a written report describing their posters in more detail.
    • This should be a five paragraph report with an intro, a body of three paragraphs, and a conclusion.
    • All ten of the animals represented on the poster must be included in the report.

Survivor's Journal

Materials: writing paper and pencils or access to a computer writing program, access to information about the taiga biome

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