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Chapter 34: 1-8

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Biology Homework Chapter 34: Ecosystems and Aquatic Biomes


Reading Preparation

Textbook Assignment: Chapter 34: Biomes, sections 1-8.

Study Points

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: The Biosphere

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

Use the Biome pages at Untamed Science to explore aquatic biomes.

  • Start with the Lakes and Ponds Biome. Watch the video on how lakes cycle their water supply, and study the different zones and lake stratification. How are tropical and temperate lakes different?
  • Now look at at least one other freshwater zone and one marine (saltwater) zone:

    Other Freshwater biomes:

    Saltwater biomes:

  • For each zone that you chose, watch the short video, and study any charts or maps that identify where the zones are found and how they are structured.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.