Taiga

Nature

Level: 2

Requirements

  • What are the characteristics of a taiga?
  • What are other names used for the taiga biome?
  • What two countries contain most of the taiga?
  • What biome is found north and south of the taiga?
  • What biome is often found in low-lying pockets within the taiga?
  • What is permafrost and where can it be found?
  • What trees are commonly found in the taiga? Be able to identify them.
  • Which coniferous tree in the taiga looses its needles in the fall and grows new ones in the spring?
  • What non-flowering plants are common in the taiga? Be able to identify them.
  • What animals are commonly found in the taiga? Be able to identify them.
  • What birds are common in the taiga? Be able to identify them.
  • How does fire affect the taiga?
  • What two important resources are provided to us by the taiga?
  • Learn about one invasive species that affect the taiga.
  • Prepare an object lesson about a plant, animal or bird that lives in the taiga? Present this lesson at a club worship. Be sure to include a bible text in this presentation.
  • Do at least two of the following activities:
    • Visit an exhibit or conservatory of coniferous tree species.
    • Collect, draw or photograph items representing at least five types of coniferous trees.
    • Visit a zoo where there are animals typical of the taiga biome.
    • Watch a DVD or video about the taiga or plants or animals that live in the taiga.
    • Draw or paint a picture of something you had fun learning about while studying the taiga.
    • As a group, make a short video about a real life taiga conservation project. Explain why this specific habitat should be saved.
    • Visit a lumber store and learn to identify, by their grain texture, at least three species of trees that grow in the taiga.


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