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Building Biomes

Jan 25 Building Biomes

Are you interested in the Biomes around the world? Wait, do you know the definition of a Biome?  Biomes are large naturally occurring communities of animals,  flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. Examples you ask? Arctic biomes, desert biomes, aquatic biomes, rainforest biomes etc.  

Middle school Mysa students created, with the help of teacher Dawn, interactive museums depicting the “Biomes around the World” exhibit at Mysa this fall.  Each biome included hand made portrayals of five animals, five plants and five insects that are native to these habitats calling the different biomes their homes. 

Students made the habitats with real sand in the desert, plants from the rainforest and fall leaves for the deciduous forest. Students included QR codes to ensure visitors could see the biomes come alive from different parts of the world. 

Have you heard the sounds of the jungle at night? Oliver and Milo’s jungle biome made sure visitors didn’t miss this experience. Jala and AJ included a magical look at the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) as a part of their arctic biome. Each biome had interactive questions posed, and then answered with interactive sticky notes to lift for questions and answers. Did you know that the arctic is a desert? Yep, a desert is defined by the annual amount of rainfall or precipitation and the arctic is extremely dry in addition to having temperatures of -60 degrees often.  All animals were labeled with both their common name and the scientific name.  A food web was also included in each biome to show who was at the “top of the food chain” around the world.  

It was a trip around the world’s habitats all locally at Mysa.