Taiga: Review

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11266

If you completed all the lessons about the taiga, you are ready to try this crossword puzzle and make a slide presentation about its plants, animals, and climate. Sharpen your pencil and creativity!


Earth Science, World

learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Look at the picture above.

  • Do you know what type of land this is?

Let's do a quick review of what you have learned in the Taiga series. (If you missed or would like to review the earlier Related Lessons, head over to the right-hand sidebar.)


  • northern hemisphere
  • North America, Europe, and Asia

Taiga Biome Map

Image by Terpsichores, via Wikimedia, is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 license.


  • cold temperatures
  • two major seasons: winter and summer
  • Precipitation occurs mainly during the summer months.

Taiga's other names

  • coniferous forest
  • boreal forest

Taiga Lake


  • mostly coniferous trees (these trees don't lose their leaves)
  • some small, ground-hugging plants
  • Trees have dark, needle-like leaves that absorb sunlight.
  • Trees are cone-shaped to keep snow from breaking their branches.

Larch Taiga


  • Mammals have thick — or sometimes multiple coats of — fur to stay warm.
  • Some animals migrate to warmer climates during the winter.
  • Some animals hibernate during the winter months and come out during the summer.


  • Did you remember all of this important information?


  • What do you think is the most important thing about the taiga?

Continue on to the Got It? section to prepare for the final fun project!

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